Armenian night bombings kill seven in Azerbaijan

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Armenian night bombings kill seven in Azerbaijan




A rescue team removes the body of a victim of a missile attack in the city of Ganyá on October 11, 2020 in the Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan


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A rescue team removes the body of a victim of a missile attack in the city of Ganyá on October 11, 2020 in the Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan


Seven people were killed in the bombings against the city of Ganyá, in Azerbaijan, said the Azerbaijani diplomacy on Sunday, which accused the Armenian forces, despite the humanitarian truce that was to be maintained in Nagorno Karabakh.

“New missile attack by Armenian forces in a residential area of ​​Ganyá, the second city of Azerbaijan, seven dead and 33 wounded,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter, along with images of destruction.

For its part, the Defense Ministry of the breakaway Nagorno Karabakh region later denied having bombed Ganyá. “It is an absolute lie”, he said, and assured “to respect the humanitarian ceasefire agreement” and accused the Azerbaijani side of having attacked “Stepanakert, Hadrut, Martuni and other populated areas”.

The capital of the Nagaorno Karabakh region, Stepanakert, was the target of bombings in the night from Saturday to Sunday, according to AFP journalists at the scene. There were three to four salvoes of bombardments, followed by a dozen explosions, according to them.

A humanitarian truce to allow the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of victims entered into force on Saturday at noon (0800 GMT) but the two sides accuse each other of violating it.

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