Assistant to president: So-called "head" of regime created in occupied Azerbaijani territories wounded UPDATE
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 4
As a result of accurate shelling, the so-called "head" of the regime created in the occupied Azerbaijani territories Arayik Harutyunyan was wounded, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan - Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said, Trend reports on Oct. 4.
"While addressing Harutyunyan, I would like to say that “you were hiding in a bunker, but the Azerbaijani army found you there too”,” Hajiyev said. “As a result of a precise strike of the Azerbaijani army, Harutyunyan was severely wounded. The same will be with other separatists."
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as took important, strategic heights under control.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.