"Starting from the afternoon on 12 July, units of the Armenian armed forces, grossly violating the ceasefire on the direction of the Tovuz region of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, subjected to fire … our positions using artillery mounts. There are losses on both sides", the ministry said in a press release, published on its official website.
Separately, the press service said that two Azerbaijani servicemen have been killed, and five others have sustained injuries.
"As a result of adequate measures, the enemy suffered losses and retreated", the press service added.
The conflict between Baku and Yerevan over Nagorno-Karabakh began in February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its secession from Azerbaijan. During the 1992-1994 armed conflict, Azerbaijan lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding areas. Since 1992, negotiations have been ongoing for a peaceful resolution to the conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, led by co-chairs Russia, the United States, and France.