(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 6. The crimes
committed by the Armenian armed groups can be classified in several
directions, the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Senior Assistant
on Special Assignments, Junior Adviser of Justice Ilgar Safarov
Safarov made the remark during a joint briefing of the
Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Azerbaijan on crimes committed by the armed forces of Armenia and
illegal Armenian armed groups against Azerbaijan from 1988 to
Speaking about the crimes, the official emphasized terror acts
that led to mass casualties.
According to him, from 1988-1994, during 38 terror acts aimed at
the civilian population of Azerbaijan, as a result of explosions of
10 passenger buses, 11 cars, one convoy, two trucks, six passenger
trains, two metro trains, two helicopters, one aircraft and one sea
ferry 1,105 people were killed, and more than 1,180 were
'During one of these terror acts, on November 20, 1991, near
Garakand village of the Khojavand district, Armenian military units
shot down an MI-8 military helicopter belonging to Azerbaijan, as a
result of which 22 people were killed,” Safarov reminded.
The victims of this terror act, according to him, included the
State Secretary of Azerbaijan Tofig Ismayilov, the Prosecutor
General Ismat Gayibov, State Advisor, Minister of Internal Affairs
Mahammad Asadov, MPs Vagif Jafarov and Vali Mammadov, Deputy Prime
Minister Zulfi Hajiyev, head of the Presidential Administration
department and journalist Osman Mirzayev, Deputy Minister of
Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Saylau Serikov, and journalist of
the Azerbaijan State Television Ali Mustafayev.
'On March 18, 1994, a Hercules plane belonging to the Iranian
Air Force was shot down near the city of Khankandi, as a result of
which 34 diplomats and their families were killed,' added the
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