Office of the Prosecutor General and State Security Service joint statement

August 29, 2018


A member of a radical extremist group Najafov Nizami Adil oglu, who had been planning terrorist acts in the northern regions of the country, acquired weapons and explosives was confirmed as a result of investigations, after which the staff of the State Security Service (SSS) and the prosecutor's office started emergency measures.

The SSS conducted a special operation. As a result of the operation on disarming and bringing to justice N.Najafov, which took place on August 28 in Khachmaz district, the criminal refused to surrender and offered armed resistance by opening fire from a rifle.
As a result of the use of response fire from the staff of the SSS from service weapons N.Najafov was killed.
During the inspection of the scene near the body of N.Najafov, an AKSU assault rifle, ammunition to it, as well as an explosive device made by handicraft were discovered.
Operational and investigative measures are continuing.