Rescuers clearing debris after shelling attack on Ganja, October 17, 2020. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot

17 October 2020, 15:18

Count of victims of strike on Ganja reaches 65

The number of the civilians killed in the missile attacks on Ganja has increased to 13; those wounded are 52 persons, the Azerbaijani Ministry for Emergencies (MfE) has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that 12 civilians were killed and 40 others were wounded in the missile strike on the Azerbaijani city of Ganja, Khikmet Gadjiev, an assistant to the Azerbaijani President, has stated today. In its turn, Yerevan has rejected accusations of shelling Ganja.

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The total number of victims of the night missile attack on Ganja has reached 65, including 13 casualties and 52 wounded ones, the Azerbaijani MfE has reported. Two small children were among the casualties, the MfE has added.

After the shelling, the Azerbaijan General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) has instructed investigators to initiate criminal cases under the articles of an aggressive war, premeditated murders, attempted murders and damage to property, the MfE says in its message sent to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

The strikes on Ganja were committed by two missiles, Elman Babaev, a local resident, has explained. Both areas, where the missiles exploded, consist of private storey residential houses. "The most devastating blow was on the residential block in Mukhtar Gadjiev Street, which people name as the 'sports school' area. Here, 12 people were killed, and more than 50 others were wounded. About 10 houses were completely ruined," Mr Babaev told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 17, 2020 at 11:32 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

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