Nagorno-Karabakh. An offensive
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported about the shelling of settlements in several sectors of the frontline by the Armenian troops. «During 2nd and 3rd of November the Armenian troops fired from various small arms, cannons and mortars at the positions of the Azerbaijani troops and settlements in various sectors of the frontline» — the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported. It was noted that the fighting continued mainly in the Agder, Hojavend, Zangilan, and Gubadli sectors, near the war zone in Karabakh. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry added that «the enemy retreated after losses in manpower and military equipment in various sectors of the frontline. During the day, a large number of manpower, 4 MLRS ‘BM-21 Grad’, 1 SAM ‘KUB’, 9 types of artillery cannons, and 2 ammo trucks were destroyed and incapacitated. Our troops are controlling the operational situation» — the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan concluded.
The United Armenian Informational Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of Armenia reported on the rocket shelling of the cities of Shusha and Martuni in Nagorno-Karabakh by the Azerbaijani troops on Tuesday morning. «On the night of 3rd of November the situation in the towns was calm. In the morning the enemy began a rocket shelling of the towns of Martuni and Shusha from MLRS ‘Smerch’. According to the preliminary data — there were no casualties» — the message concluded.
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported that the information about the shelling of the cities of Shusha and Martuni in Karabakh by the Azerbaijani troops is fake. «Once again we declare that the Azerbaijani troops don’t fire on the civilian population and non-military infrastructure» — the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry stated. Earlier the authorities of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic reported about a rocket shelling of the towns of Martuni and Shusha by the Azerbaijani troops from the MLRS Smerch. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense stated that the information according to which the Azerbaijani troops were driven back to their original positions in the southern sector of the frontline is fake as well. «The Azerbaijani army in all sectors of the frontline has a complete tactical superiority over the enemy. The enemy is methodically being pushed out of their positions» — the message stated.
The Defense Army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic reported on Facebook that on Tuesday morning the Azerbaijani troops tried to attack on the south and north of the frontline in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian defense army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, reportedly, stopped the offensive of the Azerbaijani troops. «In the morning, the forces of the Defense Army hit the enemy equipment and manpower. The enemy was trying to move forward, but our troops used precise fire to inflict losses and force the enemy to retreat to their original positions» — the message stated. It was noted that «the military personnel of the defense army knocked out some vehicles, 1 tank, and also inflicted damage on the enemy’s manpower with well-aimed fire. Currently the enemy continues to try to seize the tactical advantage. The defense army controls the operational-tactical situation» — the message concluded.
The State Service for Emergency Situations of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic accused the Azerbaijani troops of using incendiary cluster munitions. «Our investigation showed that it was an incendiary cluster munition, about 40 centimeters long. The use of such weapons against civilians is prohibited by the Geneva and other conventions» — the state service stated on Facebook and added that such munitions were designed to set areas on fire.
The Xinhua News Agency reported with a reference to their source that a car bomb exploded in the Afghan province of Kunduz, near a camp of the Afghan border troops. After the explosion — a firefight began between the terrorists and the troops. The Afghan Defense Ministry has confirmed the attack. A suicide bomber was reportedly killed as well. The attack on the military base injured at least 24 people, including the military personnel. 14 servicemen and 10 civilians were hospitalized. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.