Eight children injured in Armenia's terror attack in Barda
Eight children were injured as a result of Armenia's attack on Barda, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan said.
As a continuation of Armenia’s aggressive policy, on October 28, at around 13:00, the hostile armed forces fired two operational-tactical fragmentation missiles 9M525 MLRS Smerch, which have a large destructive force, (with a cluster warhead equipped with fragmentation warheads in the amount of 72 pieces – a total of 144 pieces) at densely populated areas of Azerbaijan’s Barda city, where trade facilities are located. As a result, 21 people, including 5 women, were killed and 70 others, including 8 children and 15 women, got wounded.
In addition, more than 30 civilian infrastructure facilities, over 20 private houses and 22 vehicles were seriously damaged as a result of Armenia’s missile strikes.
Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General Kamran Aliyev has initiated a criminal case on the Armenian attack under articles 120.2.1 (premeditated murder by a criminal organization), 120.2.4 (premeditated murder committed with special cruelty or in publicly dangers way), 120.2.12 (attempted murder on the motive of national, racial, religious hatred or enmity) and 100.2 (waging an aggressive war) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The General Prosecutor's Office declares that all possible measures will be taken in order to further expose the occupying and aggressive nature of Armenia in the international arena, to bring the perpetrators to justice and to apply sanctions in accordance with international and national legislation.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 05:00 (Msk). The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. To date, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts, including the cities of Jabrayil and Fizuli, the city of Zangilan and part of Zangilan district, part of the Gubaldi region, the city of Gubadli, the city of Hadrut and a number of villages in the Khojavend region, the villages of Sugovushan and Talish in the Terter region, as well as the strategically important Murovdag mountain were liberated.