Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1
Township of Nardaran, located 25 km northeast of Azerbaijani capital of Baku, has been cordoned off by the law enforcement authorities.
One of the residents, Natig Karimov has told Trend that currently no one is allowed to leave the township.
"Currently here are internal troops, as well as interior ministry and the police," he said.
"We aren't allowed to leave our homes. We don't have contacts with those outside [the township], phones aren't working," he added.
Since this morning, all the roads to Nardaran have been under strict control. Reportedly, law enforcement officers are at the scene as well.
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 head Tale Baghirov.