Azerbaijan, Ganja /corr. Trend V.Mammadov / Some 100 vahabists are under control in Azerbaijan's city of Ganja, said the Chairman of Ganja Department of Azerbaijan's State Committee for Work with the Religious Organizations, Firdovsi Kerimov. According to him, radical efforts are not observed amongst the vahabists in Ganja.
"Radical vahabists have come together in Baku, Sumgayt and northern regions of Azerbaijan," he said.
Recently, reaching a criminal agreement with the members of radical vahabist group, the officer of the military unit of Azerbaijan Defense Ministry, senior lieutenant Kamran Asadov, deserted from his military unit, taking four submachine guns, one machine gun, 20 grenades, many shells and other military equipment. The law enforcement bodies of Azerbaijan made clear that the radical religious groups intended to commit terror acts in the strategic buildings, including diplomatic representations.