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Azerbaijan says 14 civilians killed in Armenian missile attack

Azerbaijani presidential aide Hikmet Hajiyev said Armenian forces had fired Smerch missiles against Barda

AFP , Wednesday 28 Oct 2020
Armenia/Azerbaijan
Mourners carry a coffin during the funeral of 7-year-old Aysu Isgandarova, who according to relatives and local media was killed by recent shelling in the course of a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the village of Garayusifli near Barda, Azerbaijan October 28, 2020. REUTERS
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Azerbaijan said Wednesday an Armenian missile strike on Barda district near the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline killed 14 civilians, but Yerevan denied carrying out an attack.

Azerbaijani presidential aide Hikmet Hajiyev said Armenian forces had fired Smerch missiles against Barda and the prosecutor general's office said 14 civilians had been killed and 40 wounded.

Armenia's defence ministry said the report was "groundless and false".

 

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