Azerbaijan launches manhunt for two suspects in Ganja events


Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Security Service have issued a joint statement on the Ganja events.


On July 10, a group of religious radicals attempted to disrupt the public order in the city of Ganja. Two police officers were killed as a result of an attack by a group of religious radicals using blunt objects, reads the statement.


In a course of the decisive measures taken, the public order in Ganja was restored, on the whole, stability and security are reliable protected in the republic, the statement says.


As a result of the investigative measures taken, two Ganja citizens – Rashad Boyukkishiyev (born in 1988), who was previously convicted for murder and robbery, and Farrukh Gasimov (born in 1988) were identified as suspects. A manhunt is underway for the suspects, says the statement.


Citizens who know the whereabouts of the suspects (photos are attached) are kindly asked to contact "102” Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as to call (012) 590-93-31; (012) 590-94-31; (012) 492-73-96 in Baku, and (012) 590-61-14; (012) 590-61-15; 256-07-73; 256-75-09 in Ganja city,” says the statement.