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Azerbaijan Reiterates Threats to Hit Nagorno-Karabakh Capital with Missiles


The Azeri Defense Ministry reiterated threats on Tuesday to attack the capital of the self-proclaimed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Hankendi (Stepanakert), if the Armenian army continues to carry out artillery strikes against settlements on the territory of Azerbaijan.

Earlier in the day, ministry’s spokesman Vagif Dargahli said that the Armenian servicemen were shelling the northeastern and southeastern regions of the line of contact between the countries, amid the ongoing escalation of the situation in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“We have warned that if the shelling of settlements on the Karabakh line of contact continues, Defense Minister Zakir Gasanov gave an order to be ready to carry out a missile attack on Hankendi,” Dargahli told RIA Novosti.

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