Azerbaijan says 9 schoolchildren died after escalation in Karabakh - Education Minister

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Baku [Azerbaijan], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Nine Azerbaijani schoolchildren have died since the outbreak of hostilities between Yerevan and Baku in the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, the country's education minister, Emin Amrullayev, said on Friday.

"Nine of our students have died in the last month, schools have become unfit for holding classes," Amrullayev said at a briefing.

The fighting over the disputed territory has been ongoing since September 27 with both Armenia and Azerbaijan holding each other responsible for the current state of the conflict. (ANI/Sputnik)