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At least 24 killed, hundreds injured in resurgence of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

At least 24 people have been killed and hundreds more have been injured in the second day of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Among the casualties are armed actors and civilians, including children.

Many of the casualties were caused by shelling attacks by Armenian forces against the Azerbaijani city of Terter.

This war follows a decades-long territorial dispute between the two nations over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. This region is internationally recognised as Azerbaijani territory, but since 1991 it has been run by ethnic Armenians. This region provides crucial transit routes for gas and oil on the international market.

Both sides have accused the other of using heavy artillery and violating the ceasefire agreement signed in 1994. This has been called the fiercest clash in the South Caucasus since 2016.

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records casualties (i.e. people killed and injured) from explosive violence around the world as reported in English-language media.

In 2016, at the peak of the conflict, AOAV recorded 17 incidents of explosive violence in Azerbaijan and one in Armenia. In 2019, AOAV recorded just one incident of explosive violence in both Azerbaijan and Armenia. This data illustrates the severity of the recent escalation of violence in the conflict between these nations.