LIVE UPDATES: Stepanakert City under bombardment, maternity hospital hit
STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 28, ARMENPRESS. The Azerbaijani military is again bombarding Stepanakert City, the capital of Artsakh.
ARMENPRESS correspondent in Stepanakert says around 6 or 7 strikes hit the city.
The air raid sirens are activated.
14:25 – the State Service of Emergency Situations of Artsakh says Azerbaijan is bombing Stepanakert City with air strikes.
14:39 – The Artsakh official information center reports that the Azerbaijani bombing targeted the maternity hospital of Stepanakert. Information on victims is being clarified.
14:57 – ARMENPRESS correspondent reports that the air raid sirens are deactivated.
15:03 – A reporter of ANNA News at the scene published a video from Stepanakert, showing the blasts. The reporter says he saw aircraft drop bombs with parachutes, most probably referring to ballute-equipped retarded bombs. “An air strike was delivered on the center of Stepanakert moments ago. The bombs fell in the center, near the school after Griboyedov, the Ministry of Emergency Situations is also located there. The bombs were being dropped from aircraft on parachutes,” the reporter said.
15:20 – Heavy casualties reported among civilians as the Azeri military bombs civilian areas of Stepanakert and Shushi.
“Azerbaijan struck Stepanakert & Shushi civilian areas, causing heavy casualties & destructions. The central maternity hospital was one of the targets, making serious destructions there. The details are being checked now,” the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan tweeted.
Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan