2020-10-08 18:18:00

Azerbaijan renews attack on church in Shushi, Stepanakert claims

Yerevan, October 8, Interfax - Azerbaijani troops have launched a second missile strike at Nagorno-Karabakh's main church, the Holy Savior Cathedral in Shushi, Karabakh presidential advisor David Babayan said on Facebook.

"A second strike at the Ghazanchetsots church has just been carried out," Babayan said.

A Russian journalist was hospitalized after being injured in shelling of the Shushi church, Armenian Defense Ministry spokesperson Artsrun Hovhannisyan wrote on Telegam.

"A foreign journalist was injured as a result of the attack on the Shushi church. He has been hospitalized," Hovhannisyan wrote on Facebook.

Several journalists had been injured, the Armenian prime minister's chief public relations officer Hovhannes Movsisyan said.

"One of the injured is critical. According to preliminary data, the Russian journalist is being operated," Movsisyan said on Facebook.