The Armenian armed forces opened sniper fire at an excavator on January 6 at 15:35 (GMT+4) at a border point near Kamarli village of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh region, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani State Border Service.
The excavator was operated by a civilian, some 450 meters from the state border. The bullets hit the excavator, the civilian was not injured.
The Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime in the areas of border points on the line of contact with Azerbaijan in Gazakh and Agstafa regions.
Since the beginning of January up till now, the border points of the Gazakh frontier detachment have been shelled 81 times by the Armenian armed forces.
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 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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