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A shop is seen on fire following recent shelling in Stepanakert. Gor Kroyan/Reuters
New strikes followed by explosions on Sunday rocked Stepanakert, the main city of the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces raged for a week.
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In Stepanakert, an AFP team on the ground reported several explosions. Azerbaijani authorities said they took "retaliatory measures" after rocket fire by Armenian separatists from Stepanakert.
Fighting has continued overnight between Azerbaijan and its ethnic Armenian mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azeri defence ministry said on Tuesday, in the fiercest round of the decades-old conflict in more than a quarter of a century.
Yerevan, Capital of Armenia, said Nagorno-Karabakh's main city Stepanakert, which has been under artillery fire since Friday, was hit again on Sunday and AFP journalists said there were regular explosions and smoke rising in parts of the city.
The warring sides' foreign ministers then go to Washington for talks on Friday involving US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which has raised hopes of a breakthrough.
As fighting over the disputed region enters its second month, international mediators are scrambling to bring a stop to frontline clashes and shelling of civilian areas that have left hundreds dead.
The 24-year-old had been wounded at Place de la Bastille by "a police baton." He suffered a broken nose and injured forehead, and had been taken to hospital.
It is believed that the fire brigade arrived at the scene within 6 minutes after the operations room was alerted about a fire in the mall.
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