Azerbaijani soldier blown up by mine
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 16 /Trend K.Zarbaliyeva/
A soldier of the National Army of Azerbaijan 20-year-old Anar Mammadov was severely wounded after being blown up by a mine on the border between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops in the Fizuli area.
Deputy Head of press service of Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan Teymur Abdullayev confirmed the incident adding the soldier had been rushed to hospital. Mammadov had been called up by the Khatai military registration office in Baku.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.