Azerbaijan and Armenia accuse one another of violating ceasefire brokered by Russia.
Not less than seven individuals have been killed in in a single day Armenian bombardment in Azerbaijan’s second metropolis of Ganja, the Azeri defence ministry stated, lower than 24 hours after a ceasefire within the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory was agreed.
The Russia-brokered truce, put in place after marathon talks in Moscow between each side, was meant to halt preventing to permit ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azeri forces to swap prisoners and battle lifeless.
However the two sides accused one another of violating the phrases of the truce merely minutes after it got here into impact.
Armenia’s defence ministry accused Azerbaijan of shelling a settlement inside Armenia, whereas ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh alleged that Azerbaijan’s forces had launched a brand new offensive.
Each side have persistently denied one another’s assertions about army exercise.
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Sunday, October eleventh
07:40 GMT – Demise toll anticipated to rise in Ganja, says Al Jazeera correspondent
The concentrating on of a constructing in Ganja has resulted within the harm of greater than 40 individuals, together with a minimum of 10 kids, Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu stated.
Talking from the location the place seven individuals have been killed, Koseoglu stated the search and rescue groups are digging by means of the rubble and predict to seek out extra our bodies.
“The affect of the explosion may be very large,” she stated. “We heard from the officers that this can be a ballistic missile that hit the realm. The diameter of the explosion space from the place the missile hit is greater than 10 metres deep.”
Koseoglu added that the Azeri industrial metropolis of Mingecevir was additionally focused by “two ballistic missiles round 4am native time”.
“The ceasefire appears to be completely violated and out of order. Residents of Azerbaijan aren’t pleased with the ceasefire as a result of they’ve misplaced many civilians and army personnel within the battle.”
06:30 GMT – Armenian shelling leaves seven lifeless: Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan stated on Sunday that shelling by Armenian forces on the nation’s second-largest metropolis had left seven individuals lifeless, a day after a ceasefire between the 2 sides had been attributable to take impact.
A “new nightly missile assault by Armenian forces on (a) residential space of Ganja,” left seven lifeless and 33 wounded together with kids, Azerbaijan’s overseas ministry wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
The defence ministry within the breakaway area stated Armenian forces have been respecting the ceasefire and in flip accused Azerbaijan of shelling civilian areas.
Experiences of “Karabakh forces shelling Ganja is an absolute lie”, it added.