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Head Of Azerbaijan’s Air Force Shot Dead In Baku

Video Attached Shows recent Military Parade In Azerbaijan with Rzayev in attendance : "I can confirm that (Rzayev) has been killed, it happened this morning," Interior Ministry spokesman Sadiq Gozalov told AFP.

Baku-born Rzayev, 63, was shot as he left his home in central Baku, Gozalov said. "The general was shot and received a severe wound to the head. He was sent to the military hospital in Baku, where he died," he added.

At present officers of the Republican Military Prosecutor’s Office are holding investigations at the scene of the incident, AzeriTrend News reported.

Gozalov said he had no information regarding a possible motive for the shooting.

Rzayev became the commander of Azerbaijan's air force in 1992, and a general in 2004. He was married with three children.

Rzayev was the most senior official in the country to have been killed since the 1990s.


Added: Feb-11-2009 Occurred On: Feb-11-2009
By: barnesy
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Tags: Head, Of, Azerbaijan’s, Air, Force, Shot, Dead, In, Baku
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