Azerbaijan, Armenia accuse one another of shelling cities with scores of civilians killed & injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


Officials in Baku declare an Armenian rocket strike left 12 individuals lifeless and dozens extra wounded amid ongoing clashes over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, because the area’s ombudsman says Azerbaijani shelling has injured two in its capital.

The loss of life toll claimed within the Armenian strike rose to 12, additionally leaving 40 wounded, in keeping with the Azerbaijani prosecutor normal’s workplace.Hikmet Hajiyev, assistant to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, shared footage on social media purporting to point out the scene of the assault, saying that rescue efforts had been nonetheless underway whereas insisting “Armenia’s policy of state terror must be stopped.” Further replace: More than 10 civilians killed, round 40 are wounded. Rescue operations proceed. Armenia’s coverage of state terror should be stopped.— Hikmet Hajiyev (@HikmetHajiyev) October 17, 2020He added that “innocent civilians” had been misplaced within the strike, which allegedly destroyed 20 homes.Innocent civilians within the second largest metropolis of Azerbaijan are underneath the indiscriminate and focused missile assault of Armenia. Unscrupulous requires humanitarian ceasefire ought to see these battle crimes of #Armenia. According to preliminary data greater than 20 homes destroyed.— Hikmet Hajiyev (@HikmetHajiyev) October 16, 2020An Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman has denied the allegations, nonetheless, insisting that “no fire was opened from the territory of the Republic of Armenia… in the direction of Azerbaijan.” In response to the statements of the #Azerbaijani military-political management, no fireplace was opened from the territory of the Republic of #Armenia or by the Armed Forces of Armenia within the course of Azerbaijan.— Shushan Stepanyan (@ShStepanyan) October 16, 2020Officials in Nagorno-Karabakh – a disputed area formally a part of Azerbaijan however lengthy ruled underneath an ethnic Armenian breakaway republic – additionally reported Azerbaijani shelling on Friday evening, stating that two had been wounded within the area’s capital of Stepanakert. Few different particulars had been offered.According to preliminary knowledge, three civilians are wounded in #Shosh group of #Askeran area of #Artsakh. The situation of one of many injured is assessed as extreme. The group suffered nice materials damages. Details are being clarified.Photos: David Ghahramanyan— MFA of Armenia🇦🇲 (@MFAofArmenia) October 16, 2020Earlier within the night, the Armenian Defense Ministry stated Azerbaijani drones had been detected over the nation’s airspace, noting that it will take “appropriate measures,” whereas a Foreign Ministry assertion later alleged the UAVs hit targets near three totally different cities, destroying civilian constructions however inflicting no casualties.Renewed combating over Nagorno-Karabakh flared up on September 27, with each side claiming to be appearing in self-defense as hostilities escalated into full-scale battle. Though a Russian-brokered ceasefire was agreed earlier this month in an effort to calm tensions, combating has nonetheless raged on, as the 2 nations proceed to commerce accusations and denials about strikes on one another’s territory and calls for to give up.

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