An Armenian subversive group attempted to cross the contact line in the territories of Tovuz region at 13:30 local time, according to a report of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
The enemy`s attempt was prevented due to the alertness of the Azerbaijani military units located on front line. Neutralization measures started as the group was allowed to close distance after they were revealed. Some four members of the sabotage and diversion group were killed while retreating and a 25-year-old member of the group, villager of Chinari of Armenia`s Berd region Karen Petrosyan, was arrested by Azerbaijani soldiers.
At present, investigation is underway regarding the group`s plan and activities.
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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.