Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Tuesday (October 13) of violating a ceasefire agreed three days ago to quell fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, drawing warnings from international groups of a humanitarian
crisis in the region.
A Reuters cameraman witnessed shelling in the town of Martuni in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain enclave which is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but governed and populated by ethnic Armenians.
A Reuters television crew in Terter in Azerbaijan also said the city center was being shelled earlier on Tuesday.
Azerbaijan accused Armenian forces of "grossly violating the humanitarian truce," which was agreed on Saturday to allow the sides to swap prisoners and bodies of those killed. .
Defense ministry spokesman Vagif Dargiahly said Armenia was shelling the Azeri territories of Goranboy and Aghdam, as well as Terter. Azeri forces were not violating the truce, he added.
Armenian defense ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan denied the accusation. She said Azeri forces had resumed military operations after an overnight lull, "supported by active artillery fire in the southern, northern,
northeastern and eastern directions."