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Azerbaijani National Security Ministry prevents terror act in Baku (UPDATE)

Other News Materials 19 January 2012 19:05 (UTC +04:00)
The Ministry of National Security prevented the terror act. Its implementation was planned in Baku, the ministry said today.
Azerbaijani National Security Ministry prevents terror act in Baku (UPDATE)

Details were added after the first paragraph (the first version was posted at 18:32)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.19 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /

The Ministry of National Security prevented the terror act. Its implementation was planned in Baku, the ministry said today.

As a result of investigation and search operations the ministry exposed and detained a group of people who are accused of preparation for attempt on public figure's life to stop his activities, i.e. of organization of terror act, purchase of big number of firearms, ammunition, explosives, equipment and other crimes.

Azerbaijani citizens Rasim Aliyev, Ali Huseynov as well Balagardash Dadashev wanted on charge of such gravest crimes as racketeering, kidnapping and robbery, currently living in Ardebil (Iran) and other people colluded and planned to make attempts on foreign citizens' lives, engaged in public activities.

For the implementation of the terror act firearms, its components, explosives and equipment were delivered from Iran to Azerbaijan bypassing the customs as well as other illegal actions were made.

Balagardash Dadashev, linked to Iran's intelligence service charged his brother-in-law Rasim Aliyev with preparation of attempt on lives of public figures - citizens of foreign states in Baku. Rasim Aliyev was promised $150,000. Aliyev in his turn involved his friend Ali Hasanov.

Balagardash Dadashev delivered from Iran to Azerbaijan rifles, silencers, telescopic sights, plastic substance, cartridges and hid it in beforehand agreed place at 150 kilometer of Baku-Astara highway crossing Bilasuvar region.

As a result of immediate swift actions the Ministry of National Security detained Rasim Aliyev and Ali Huseynov who didn't manage to implement a terror act. All hidden arms were revealed and confiscated.

Chief investigative department of the ministry of national security started investigation into criminal case on the following articles of the Criminal Code- preparation for crime, infringement on life of state or public figure (terror act), smuggling by group of people by prior collusion, illegal purchase, transfer, dealing in, storage, transportation or carrying of arms, ammunition, explosives, explosive devices by group of people by prior collusion. measure of restraint. Rasim Aliyev and Ali Hasanov were detained. All necessary investigative and operational search actions continue.

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