Armenian defence ministry denies the declare, accuses Baku of shelling areas inside Nagorno-Karabakh.
Twelve civilians have been killed and greater than 40 folks injured in an early-hours missile assault on Azerbaijan’s second-biggest metropolis, Ganja, the Azerbaijani prosecutor basic’s workplace mentioned.
A missile raid levelIed a row of properties in Azerbaijan’s second metropolis of Ganja, killing and badly injuring folks of their sleep in a pointy escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh battle.
The Armenian defence ministry denied the declare and accused Baku of constant to shell populated areas inside Nagorno-Karabakh, together with Stepanakert, the area’s largest metropolis.
Listed below are the most recent updates on the Nagorno-Karabakh battle:
Saturday, October 17
06:45 GMT – Scud missile fired on Ganja, Al Jazeera correspondent says
The in a single day assault on Ganja was brought on by a Scud missile, mentioned Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu.
“What we’ve been listening to from [Azeri] officers is that this can be a Scud missile that was fired from Armenian territory,” she mentioned, talking from the capital Baku.
Koseoglu mentioned the final prosecutor of Azerbaijan and the minister of state of emergency are within the space attempting to grasp the influence of this explosion, and to listen to from the locals who witnessed the assault.
“Individuals say there are nonetheless civilians beneath the rubble, and that the influence of this explosion brought on by the Scud missile is giant,” she mentioned.
Scud missiles are a collection of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union throughout the Chilly Conflict period.
05:55 GMT: Azerbaijan says 12 civilians killed, 40 wounded in Ganja by Armenia shelling
Azerbaijan mentioned 12 civilians have been killed and greater than 40 have been wounded within the metropolis of Ganja attributable to shelling by Armenia.
The Azeri Prosecutor Normal’s workplace mentioned that two shells hit condominium buildings within the nation’s second-largest metropolis.
There was no official response from Armenia as but.