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Azerbaijan: Three civilians killed in Tartar district after Armenian bombardment - Prosecutor General's office 02:17

Azerbaijan: Three civilians killed in Tartar district after Armenian bombardment - Prosecutor General's office

Azerbaijan, Tartar
September 29, 2020 at 17:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office said three civilians were killed after residential areas in the city and district of Tartar, on the border with the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, were bombarded from the Armenian side on Tuesday.

The office said fragments of shells reached the Tartar district court on Heydar Aliyev Prospect injuring three people and killing one. In addition, two brothers from Shikharkh village (also known as Maragha) were killed while two more people were taken to hospital.

Azerbaijani officials say they are conducting an investigation amid hostilities.

Fighting in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out on Sunday after the two sides exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest conflict in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported.

The Nagorno-Karabakh region is recognised internationally as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

Azerbaijan: Three civilians killed in Tartar district after Armenian bombardment - Prosecutor General's office 02:17
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Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office said three civilians were killed after residential areas in the city and district of Tartar, on the border with the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, were bombarded from the Armenian side on Tuesday.

The office said fragments of shells reached the Tartar district court on Heydar Aliyev Prospect injuring three people and killing one. In addition, two brothers from Shikharkh village (also known as Maragha) were killed while two more people were taken to hospital.

Azerbaijani officials say they are conducting an investigation amid hostilities.

Fighting in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out on Sunday after the two sides exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest conflict in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported.

The Nagorno-Karabakh region is recognised internationally as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

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