Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr E. Huseynli / A criminal case was launched with respect to Kamran Asadov, a military soldier who was stationed in Azerbaijan's Khanlar region's Togana village, who stole weapons and deserted his military unit, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry reported on 26 October.
"The case is being investigated. The public will be informed of the results of the investigation," the report said.
On 24 October, Asadov left the military unit taking four submachine-guns and one machine-gun. The border of Ganja city and Khanlar region are under control and a search is underway.
Khanlar region is located 380km west of Baku.