Unknown individuals attack stand in Turkey dedicated to Khojaly genocide

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.25 /Trend A.Taghiyeva /

A group of unknown individuals attacked a stand dedicated to the Khojaly genocide in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Anadolu agency reported on Monday.

Opponents of the campaign tried to destroy the stand dedicated to collecting signatures in connection with the recognition of the Khojaly genocide at an international level. Seven people were injured in the incident.

It is reported that the stand was set up by the Organisation of Turks Gekboru.

On Feb. 25-26 February, 1992, Armenian occupation forces together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi (previously Stepanakert) committed an act of genocide towards the population of the Azerbaijani Khojaly town.

Some 613 people were killed including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were killed, 130 children lost one parent and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.

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