October 29, 2020 - 10:57 AMT
Civilians injured after Azerbaijan targets Stepanakert again

Azerbaijan struck Stepanakert in the morning of Thursday, October 29, injuring two people, the State Service of Emergency Situations reports.

A Smerch rocket landed on the house of a Stepanakert resident, injuring the owner and his neighbor. Two buildings were destroyed as a result of the strike.

Azerbaijan shelled the cities of Shushi and Stepanakert on Wednesday, deliberately targeting and damaging the maternity hospital in the Karabakh capital. Civilians were killed and injured in Shushi.

Nagorno-Karabakh Human Rights Defender Artak Beglaryan said that Wednesday (October 28) was probably the hardest day in Stepanakert throughout the war.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.