Azerbaijan says 12 killed in missile attack in Ganja, accuses Armenia

Azerbaijan says 12 killed in missile attack in Ganja, accuses Armenia

BAKU: Azerbaijan and Armenia accused one another on Saturday (October 17) of assaults in violation of a Russian-brokered truce, because the worst combating within the South Caucasus because the 1990s continued.

Baku stated 13 civilians have been killed and greater than 40 wounded within the metropolis of Ganja by an Armenian missile assault, whereas Yerevan accused Azerbaijan of continued shelling.

The combating is the worst within the area since Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces went to warfare in 1990s over Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway Azeri area predominantly populated and ruled by ethnic Armenians. The battle dangers making a humanitarian catastrophe, particularly if it attracts in Russia and Turkey, specialists and diplomats say.

The Azeri Prosecutor General’s workplace stated a residential space within the nation’s second-largest metropolis, miles away from Nagorno-Karabakh, was shelled by missile strikes and round 20 condo buildings had been hit.

A Reuters photographer in Ganja noticed rescuers working on the scene on Saturday morning. Some homes had been nearly levelled. An excavator was clearing the particles.

The prosecutor’s workplace stated that Armenia additionally focused missiles on the town of Mingechavir however that the Azeri air defence system downed them.

The Armenian defence ministry denied Azeri’s declare on shelling cities in Azerbaijan and accused Baku of continuous to shell populated areas inside Nagorno-Karabakh, together with Stepanakert, the area’s greatest metropolis.

Hundreds have died in a flare-up since Sept. 27 and there have been additional indicators on Saturday that the ceasefire agreed per week in the past – to permit the edges to swap detainees and the our bodies of these killed – had all however damaged down.

Three civilians have been wounded on account of Azeri hearth, the Armenian overseas ministry stated. A Reuters cameraman in Stepanakert stated he had heard a number of explosions within the early hours of the morning. Armenia additionally stated a number of Azeri drones flew over settlements in Armenia, attacked army installations and broken the civilian infrastructure.

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