(Reuters) – Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed a ceasefire early on Monday to halt a flare hostilities over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, but it fell apart minutes later, Azerbaijani media said.
A ceasefire agreement came into force at 9 a.m. local time (0500 GMT), according to media reports and a source, who asked not to be named. But Azerbaijani media reported that it was broken soon after.
Tensions flared overnight in the latest escalation of decades-old hostilities between the two countries in the south Caucasus over control of the disputed region.
(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Andrew Heavens)