Azerbaijan states that 12 people were killed and more than 40 were injured as a result of the nighttime Armenian shelling of the second largest Azerbaijani city of Ganja on Saturday, October 17. This is reported by Ukrainian Truth, referring to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan and the statement of the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia Shushan Stepanyan.
"As a result of rocket attacks by enemy armed forces on settlements in the central part of Ganja on October 17, at about 01:00, 12 people were killed, more than 40 people were injured, and significant damage was inflicted on numerous civilian infrastructure and vehicles," the statement of Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said.
The ministry also said that the lists of victims are now being clarified. At about 1 am the Armenian Armed Forces fired missiles at Mingachevir, a large industrial city located more than 100 km from the front line. The missiles were defused by the air defense forces of Azerbaijan.
In turn, the press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan stated that "no kind of fire was made in the direction of Azerbaijan from the Armenian Armed Forces."
She also stated that the Azerbaijani forces "resumed rocket attacks on peaceful settlements." The most intense attacks were made on the civilian infrastructure of Stepanakert and Shushi.
On October 10, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, at consultations in Moscow, with the mediation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, reached an agreement on ceasefire between their countries in Nagorno-Karabakh. Nevertheless, fighting in the region continues.
As you know, the escalation in the region began on September 27, when the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized rifle and tank units of the Azerbaijani army launched an offensive in the northern, southern and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.