Warehouse with Armenian Armed Forces' ammunition blasted near Khankendi city - MoD

Politics Materials 6 November 2020 13:47 (UTC +04:00)
Warehouse with Armenian Armed Forces' ammunition blasted near Khankendi city - MoD

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.6


An explosion of ammunition loaded into trucks from the ammunition depot of Armenian Armed Forces near the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh’s Khankendi city caused a severe fire, Trend reports citing the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on Nov.6.

"The warehouse was used to provide weapons and ammunition to artillery and other units of the 10th Mountain Rifle Division and the 5th Mountain Rifle Regiment of Armenian Armed Forces based in the city. The fire quickly spread to the warehouse, resulting in a powerful blast," the ministry said.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the 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 take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

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, the 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.