Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend I.Alizade / Vahhabism does not exist in the Azerbaijani army and military enterprises, Lieutenant General Chingiz Mammadov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Defense Minister for Military education and personnel, said in talks with journalists on 29 October. The deputy minister avoided to answer question regarding media reports on expelling of over 10 Azerbaijani officers and students from the military schools of Azerbaijan. "I will not answer such questions, because I do not like such questions," he added.
Several days ago Lieutenant Kamran Asadov deserted from the military unit of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, located in Khanlar District, with 4 guns, one machine-gun and 20 grenades. As a result, it was revealed that Asadov was a radical Vahhabist.