160 houses in Terter district damaged by Armenian shelling

160 houses in Terter district damaged by Armenian shelling

The Armenian Armed Forces continue artillery shelling of frontline villages in Azerbaijan's Terter district.

The head of the district's executive power Mustagim Mammadov said that up to 160 houses have been damaged from April 2nd until today.

"Up to 160 houses have been damaged, seven houses have been destroyed completely," Trend cited him as saying.

Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.

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, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US, are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.