Two people injured in a missile strike in Stepanakert

The authorities of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic reported that two people were injured after rocket attacks on Stepanakert by the Azerbaijani armed forces.

“As a result of a missile strike from the Smerch multiple launch rocket system on one of the outskirts of Stepanakert streets, a residential building and an extension building were destroyed, a car was damaged. The owner of the house and his neighbor were injured and taken to hospital”, – the Facebook page of the state emergency situations service of Karabakh says.

The fighting on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh began on 27 September. Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of unleashing hostilities, in Karabakh they report artillery shelling of peaceful settlements of the unrecognized republic, including its capital, Stepanakert. Armenia has declared martial law and – for the first time – general mobilization, claiming that Ankara is actively supporting Baku. Partial mobilization was introduced in Azerbaijan and martial law – in a number of places. The leaders of Russia, the United States and France called on the opposing sides to stop clashes and to commit themselves to start negotiations without preconditions.