Six dead in Azerbaijan military shooting

Two soldiers in Azerbaijan shot dead four fellow servicemen and then killed themselves on Thursday at a military base.

Six dead in Azerbaijan military shooting

Two soldiers in Azerbaijan shot dead four fellow servicemen and then killed themselves on Thursday at a military base in the former Soviet republic, the defence ministry said on Friday.

The ministry said two other soldiers were wounded but that the motive behind the shooting was not clear. It gave no further details.

The opposition Baku daily Azadlig reported that the shooting took place in western Dashkesan region of Azerbaijan.

The newspaper said the unit's commander was among the dead but the defence ministry declined to comment on the report.

The incident was the second mass shooting in the ex-Soviet republic in less than a year, after a man shot dead 12 people at a university in the capital Baku last April before killing himself.


Agencies

Last Mod: 29 Ocak 2010, 11:30
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