Azerbaijan kills head of 'al Qaida-linked' group

By REUTERS
April 18, 2012 19:02

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

BAKU - Security forces in Azerbaijan killed the head of a group it said was linked to al-Qaida and arrested 19 of his followers, in the latest swoop against Islamist militancy in the oil-rich state, the government said on Wednesday.

"An armed group, which was planning ... terrorist attacks aimed to violate political stability in Azerbaijan was neutralized in a special operation, which was conducted in several regions of the country," the National Security Ministry said.

The alleged leader of the group, identified as Azeri citizen Vugar Padarov, was killed during the operation w hen he resisted arrest, th e ministry said, without giving further details. He had supplied members of the group with weapons and explosive devices, it added.

Those arrested had been trained in Iran, Syria, Pakistan, and some had fought against NATO troops in Afghanistan, the ministry said.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 20, 2018
King of Morocco appoints new minister for economy and finance

By REUTERS