Azerbaijan Serviceman Arrested for Killing Three Comrades

An Azerbaijani State Border Service personnel has been detained in connection with killing his three comrades.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Sergeant Elkhan Avzli turned his gun on his fellow servicemen on January 2.

The slain soldiers were identified as senior lieutenant Yusif Ismayilov, junior ensign Amil Jalilzadeh and junior ensign Rafail Ibrahimov, the outlet said, adding the shooting happened on the territory of “Gubadly” separate border unit.

Avzli, who fled the scene, was detained on Monday in Malkhalaf village of the Lachin region. 

Avzli’s case has been referred to the Investigative Department of the Military Prosecutor’s Office for further investigation.


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