One missile strike destroyed several homes in Azerbaijan city on Saturday, claiming the life of 12 as well as injuring over 40 people while they were sleeping in one major increase of conflict over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area.
The attack, which witnessed a second and a third missile strikes in another region of Ganja as well as the Mingecevir city respectively, came hours post the Azerbaijani forces had shelled Stepanakert, capital of Armenian separatist region.
The attacks further subverts the international efforts of calming one resurgence of battle between the Muslim Azerbaijanis and the Christian Armenians before it brings in regional powerhouses Turkey and Russia.
One AFP team residing in Ganja saw several houses turn to ashes by the missile strike, which destroyed the roofs and the walls of buildings located in the surrounding lanes.
People could be seen running out in tears and shock, stumbling in the dark streets in slippers, a few wearing pyjamas and bathroom robes.
Meanwhile, the second attack came just 6 days post one missile destroyed residential area of the city that had a population of over 300,000 people, claiming the life of ten civilians and injuring many others.
According to Nagorno-Karabakh’s military, the Azerbaijani forces had increased their attacks across the front on Friday, shelling Susi and Stepanakert.