The number of victims of a rocket strike from Armenia on the Azerbaijani city of Ganja increased to 13 people. This was reported on Saturday, October 17, by TASS with reference to the Ministry of Emergencies of Azerbaijan.
As explained in the ministry, to date, the bodies of 13 victims have been removed from the rubble. Also known about 52 victims. At the moment, emergency services continue search and rescue operations at the scene.
Earlier it was reported about 10 dead as a result of shelling by the Armenian military. It was noted that there are two children among the victims.
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) escalated sharply on September 27. Azerbaijan reported that Armenian forces fired at its positions and settlements on the contact line and announced a counteroffensive. Armenia, in turn, blamed the Azerbaijani military for the attack on Artsakh. Later, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on an armistice and agreed to begin an exchange of prisoners and killed after the ceasefire came into force. The parties decided to cease fire from noon on October 10, but soon began to accuse each other of violations.
In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, the majority of whose population were Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, with the mediation of Russia, signed a truce protocol, but hostilities are periodically resumed.