Civilians reportedly killed by Azerbaijani soldiers near Shusha

According to reports by the self-styled National Security Service of the self-proclaimed Nagorno Karabakh Republic, one Armenian civilian was killed and three more were wounded by Azerbaijani troops yesterday (8 November).

The incident reportedly took place at 15:00 when Azerbaijani soldiers opened fire on a group of workers repairing water pipes near the city of Shusha. According to reports, the deceased civilian was a 22-year-old utility worker. The three wounded are  reported to be in stable condition in hospital. Law enforcement bodies are currently investigating to clarify the exact circumstances of the event. 

The Armenian ministry of foreign affairs also issued a statement condemning the incident, adding that “it is noteworthy that the incident took place on the eve of the first anniversary of the signing of the Trilateral Statement and on the day of the visit of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Shusha, wherein another statement full of Armenophobic rhetoric and threats of use of force was delivered”. 

There have been no comments by the Azerbaijani authorities yet.

source: and agencies
photo: Shusha; Wikimedia Commons