Baku Human Rights Club (BHRC) condemns the rocket fire on a densely populated area in the city of Ganja, resulting in death and injury of civilians. As of now, at least 10 people have been killed, 34 are wounded in the overnight attack in Ganja, the second biggest city of Azerbaijan situated 360 km away from capital Baku. BHRC also expresses its grave concern of systematic and continuous rocket and artillery shelling of civilian population and facilities in Mingachevir city, which is far away from military operations theatre (appr. 120 km), as well as in the frontline regions (Aghdam, Aghjabedi, Barda, Goranboy, Tartar, Yevlakh).
Along with the reports of local and international media, as well as official statements of the government agencies, the BHRC’s monitor based in Ganja recorded rocket fire in the city at around 2 am on October 11. Our colleague’s house is located a few hundred metres away from the place of fire. Our monitors also observed the results of attacks by missiles targeting the Hydroelectric Power Station in Mingachevir, and the targeting of various civilian objects, such as schools, kindergartens, clinics, executive offices, courtyards and buildings, and civilians in the above-mentioned regions at different dates.