Two Hizbullah men nabbed in Azerbaijan

Police: Operatives carried Iranian passports, had plan to bomb Russian radar, Baku Jewish center.

June 11, 2009 23:05
Two Hizbullah men nabbed in Azerbaijan

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Two Hizbullah operatives arrested recently in Azerbaijan for allegedly plotting to attack the Israeli Embassy were caught with Iranian passports and were working on behalf of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as well as al-Qaida, Azeri news reports have reported. According to new details revealed this week, the two men - identified as Karaki Ali Muhammad and Najmaddin Ali Huseyn - were caught with Iranian passports that they used to enter Azerbaijan. In addition to the embassy, the cell planned to attack a Jewish community center in Baku as well as the Gabala Radar Station that Russia leases from Azerbaijan and is located in the north of the country. Four Azeri citizens have also been arrested, for allegedly providing the two Lebanese terrorists with logistical support. Azeri police reportedly caught the terrorists with explosives, cameras, pistols equipped with silencers, and reconnaissance photos. The two leaders of the cell were sent to Azerbaijan by Hizbullah and al-Qaida leaders in Lebanon, according to one report. Their trial resumes on June 24.

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