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Azerbaijan: Iranian, Hezbollah operatives arrested for plotting attack against foreign targets

By Haaretz

Azerbaijan's national security agency announced on Tuesday that it has arrested several activists belonging to the Iranian intelligence service and Hezbollah. The operatives are suspected of planning terrorist attacks against foreigners in the capital Baku.

The state-owned television channel reported that the suspects began gathering intelligence and bought explosives, guns and ammunition.

Last month, three men were detained after planning to attack two Israelis employed by a Jewish school in Baku.
The Azeri ministry said at the time that it had arrested a cell that planned to "kill public activists," before it became apparent that the intended victims were two Israeli Chabad emissaries, a rabbi and a teacher employed by the "Chabad Or Avner" Jewish school in Baku. The government said that the three men, named as Rasim Aliyev, Ali Huseynov and Balaqardash Dadashov


Added: Feb-23-2012 Occurred On: Feb-23-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Azerbaijan, Iranian, Hezbollah operatives, Plot, foreign targets
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