A private house in Terter damaged as a result of shelling. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot

15 October 2020, 18:12

Eight persons fell victim to shelling attack on a cemetery in Terter

Three persons were killed and five others were injured as a result of an artillery shelling attack on Terter, the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan reports today.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that today, two civilians of Azerbaijan have been injured during a shelling attack by the Armenian troops, and the Geranboy, Terter, Agdam, and Aghjabedi Districts are being shelled, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Azerbaijan reports. In the morning, the Azerbaijani side attacked in the northern and south-western directions of the front, the Armenian authorities report today.

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As a result of the shelling of the city cemetery of Terter from heavy artillery from the enemy at about 1:00 p.m. local time, three local residents were killed. Five people were injured of varying severity. The injured were hospitalized, the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan reports today.

Artillery strikes fell on a local cemetery when a funeral ceremony was being held there, reported Vasily Polonsky, a correspondent of the "Dozhd" (Rain) TV Channel, who witnessed the shelling attack. The strike was launched from a "Grad" multiple rocket launcher, Vasily Polonsky suggested in his comment to the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta".

Khikmet Gadjiev, an aide to the President of Azerbaijan, accused the Armenian side of targeted attacks on civilians. "Does a city cemetery have military significance? No, absolutely. The Armenia's goal is simply to cause casualties among the civilian population," Khikmet Gadjiev wrote on Twitter.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 15, 2020 at 03:13 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

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