Armenia and Azerbaijan said they had agreed to a new humanitarian ceasefire from midnight (2000 GMT) in fighting over Azerbaijan’s ethnic Armenian-controlled enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Both sides of Armenia and Azerbaijan had accused each other earlier of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce that had failed to stop the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s.
13 civilians had been killed and more than 50 wounded in the city of Ganja by missiles from Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan had said
Armenia, which supports Nagorno-Karabakh politically and economically and sends volunteers to serve in its army, accused Azerbaijan of shelling populated areas of the enclave and bombing targets in Armenia.
The fighting is the worst in the region since Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces went to war in the 1990s over Nagorno-Karabakh, internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but populated and governed by ethnic Armenians.
Armenia and Azerbaijan announced the ceasefire in identical statements.
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