Occupants in Karabakh kill woman and her granddaughter in Alkhanly village

Occupants in Karabakh kill woman and her granddaughter in Alkhanly village

A woman and her granddaughter were killed as a result of the shelling of Alkhanly village of Fuzuli region by the Armenian Armed Forces, the representative at the rural administration Ilham Israfilov said.

During shelling of the village from artillery installations and other heavy weapons, one of the shells fell into the courtyard of Salman Guliyev.

As a result of the shelling, Sahiba Guliyeva (1967), and her granddaughter Zakhra Guliyeva (2015) were killed, their relative Sarvinaz Guliyeva was seriously wounded and hospitalized.

The enemy's fire was suppressed by the response of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

Azerbaijan'a Foreign Ministry stressed that the responsibility for the current situation completely falls on the political-military leadership of Armenia.

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.