MARTAKERT (Sputnik) — Shelling is taking place in the area around Karabakh's town of Martakert, some 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the Karabakh-Azerbaijan contact line.
Howitzer shells is being fired from the Azerbaijani side, NKR military sources said. At least five shells exploded at around 14:00 p.m. local time (10:00 GMT).
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began in 1988, when the Armenian-dominated autonomous region sought to secede from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, before proclaiming independence after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. In September 2015, the conflict escalated, with the sides blaming each other for violating the truce.