On the night of October 16-17, capital Stepanakert was again targeted by the Azerbaijani armed forces. The State Emergency Situations Service of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) on Saturday morning noted this in a statement, which also reads as follows:
"During the night, the adversary shelled several central and suburban streets with various weapons and cluster bombs, causing significant damage to people's private property, destroying apartments. Also, it hit an economic facility.
The extent of the total damage is being determined.
Three civilians were affected in the night shelling; they were taken to hospital."