After a Friday (October 9) ceasefire brokered by Russia, residents in Armenia and Azerbaijan waited to see if clashes between the two sides would pause over the weekend.
But by Sunday this humanitarian truce in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh seemed doubtful.
On Saturday night, Vesile Mehmedova woke to the strong blasts in the middle of the night as heavy shelling pounded the residential area of Azerbaijan's Ganja city.
On Sunday, she sifted through the rubble looking for belongings, where her brother's house once stood.
He and his family had been staying with her, but returned to their home thinking it was safe:
"We have been living this tyranny for 30 years. One of my brothers two houses is demolished. What can I say? God forbid anyone living a day like this."
Almost immediately both sides accused one another of breaking the truce and crimes against civilians.
The conflict goes back decades.
Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but is actually populated and governed by ethnic Armenians.
The ceasefire was meant to allow their forces to swap prisoners and war dead with Azerbaijan fighters.
It was the first diplomatic contact between the two since fighting erupted on September 27th, killing hundreds of people.
Mehmedova said her brother's son and wife were among the wounded.
"We believed in the ceasefire. We believed that this will not happen, that is why they returned home."
Renewed fighting in the conflict has raised fears of a wider war drawing in Turkey, a close ally of Azerbaijan, and Russia, which has a defense pact with Armenia.
The fighting is the worst since a war in the early nineties that killed about 30,000 people.