Nighttime Armenian bombing kills 7 in Azerbaijan

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Nighttime Armenian bombing kills 7 in Azerbaijan







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Seven people were killed in bombings on the city of Gandja in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani diplomacy said on Sunday, accusing Armenian forces, despite the humanitarian truce supposed to be in effect in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“New missile attack by Armenian forces on a residential area in Gandja, Azerbaijan’s second city, seven dead and 33 injured,” the Foreign Minister said on his Twitter account, posting photos of the destruction.

The defense ministry of the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh then denied having bombed Gandja. “This is an absolute lie,” he said, assuring “to respect the humanitarian ceasefire agreement” and accusing the Azerbaijani side of having hit “Stepanakert, Hadrut, Martouni and other areas. populated “.

The capital of the Nagaorny Karabakh region, Stepanakert, was the target of strikes overnight from Saturday to Sunday, according to AFP journalists on the spot who counted three to four waves of shelling, followed by a dozen. ‘explosions.

A humanitarian truce to allow the exchange of the bodies of soldiers and prisoners came into effect at noon (10:00 a.m. Swiss time) on Saturday, but the two camps accuse each other of not sticking to it.

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