Azerbaijan says civilians killed by Armenia in Ganja: Live

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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 common’s workplace stated.
A missile raid levelIed a row of houses 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 continuous to shell populated areas inside Nagorno-Karabakh, together with Stepanakert, the area’s largest metropolis.
Here are the newest updates on the Nagorno-Karabakh battle:
Saturday, October 17
07:00 GMT – Azeri human rights official accuses Armenia of ‘provoking’ Azerbaijan
Ahmad Shahidov, the pinnacle of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, informed Al Jazeera his nation was being provoked by Armenia to answer army assaults.
“Azerbaijan liberated several regions from under Armenian occupation. That’s why the Armenian army moved back to Armenia and fired from its territory to provoke Azerbaijan to destroy these fire points,” he stated.
International regulation calls for the withdrawal of the exterior troops from Nagorno-Karabakh, he added.
“There are 4 UN safety council resolutions that instantly demand the withdrawal of exterior troops from Nagorno-Karabakh and the encompassing area.
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, stated Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu.
“What we have been hearing from [Azeri] officials is that this is a Scud missile that was fired from Armenian territory,” she stated, talking from the capital Baku.
Koseoglu stated the final prosecutor of Azerbaijan and the minister of state of emergency are within the space attempting to grasp the affect of this explosion, and to listen to from the locals who witnessed the assault.
“People say there are still civilians under the rubble, and that the impact of this explosion caused by the Scud missile is large,” she stated.
Scud missiles are a sequence of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union through the Cold War period.
05:55 GMT: Azerbaijan says 12 civilians killed, 40 wounded in Ganja by Armenia shelling
Azerbaijan stated 12 civilians had been killed and greater than 40 had been wounded within the metropolis of Ganja resulting from shelling by Armenia.
The Azeri Prosecutor General’s workplace stated that two shells hit condo buildings within the nation’s second-largest metropolis.
There has been no official response from Armenia as but.