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Nagorno-Karabakh says 18 of its civilians killed in week of fighting

Aftermath of recent shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan October 4, 2020. Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan/Handout via REUTERS

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Eighteen Nagorno-Karabakh civilians were killed by fire from Azeri forces and more than 90 were wounded in the past week, RIA Novosti news agency cited an official in the breakaway region as saying on Sunday.

The fighting began last Sunday and has surged to its worst level since the 1990s, when some 30,000 people were killed.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh in Moscow; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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