Armenian armed forces fire at civilians in funeral ceremony in Tartar district

Armenian armed forces fire at civilians in funeral ceremony in Tartar district

The Armenian armed forces were firing at Azerbaijani civilians who participated in the funeral of a resident of Azerbaijan’s Tartar district at the city cemetery in the district, assistant to the President of Azerbaijan - head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said.

He said that the number of wounded civilians in Tartar increased to 5 as a result of Aemenia's cruel artillery attack to city graveyard.

"Armenia hiding itself behind humanitarian truce pursues policy of terror against civilians. Azerbaijan reserves it's sovereign right to protect its civilians," Hajiyev wrote on Twitter.

The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 05:00 (Msk). The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. To date, the city of Jabrayil and most of the Jabrayil district, the city of Hadrut, more than half of the Fizuli district were liberated in the south, and the strategically important Murovdag mountain and the so-called sixth fortified area around the village of Sugovushan in the north were liberated.

At the talks held at in Moscow, Baku and Yerevan agreed on a humanitarian ceasefire, which came into effect at 12:00 local time on October 10. Armenia violated ceasefire by shelling Azerbaijan's second-largest city of Ganja, which caused civilian casualties