Azerbaijani interior deputy head demands to hand over weapons in Nardaran settlement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.1
Azerbaijani deputy interior minister, lieutenant-general Vilayat Eyvazov has met with residents of Baku's Nardaran settlement, Trend's correspondent said.
The deputy minister demanded to voluntarily hand over weapons and ammunition at the meeting with the residents of the settlement.
On Nov. 26 four members of a criminal group, operating under the guise of religion, were killed during a police operation in Nardaran.
Two police officers were also killed in the standoff.
Fourteen members of the criminal group were arrested along with the group's ringleader Tale Baghirov.
The Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies started a special operation in Baku's Nardaran settlement from 08:00 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) December 1 to ensure the citizens' rights, freedom, protect their legitimate interests, seize firearms, explosives and devices, a joint statement of the Interior Ministry, the General Prosecutor's Office and the National Security Ministry said.