Azerbaijani police seize cache of weapons in Khankandi
    Furthering security measures

    KARABAKH  22 June 2024 - 11:48

    In a significant move to bolster security efforts, Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies have uncovered a substantial cache of weapons and ammunition in Khankandi.

    Comprehensive measures conducted from June 15 - 21 led to the discovery and seizure of various arms and illicit substances, Azerbaijan’s Interior Ministry told Caliber.Az.

    The recent seizure included a total of 14 automatic rifles, 12 hand grenades, 5 shotguns, a grenade launcher, 14 fuses, and approximately 400 cartridges of various calibers.

    Khankandi, a city with strategic significance, has been a focal point for security measures following recent conflicts in the region. The diligent efforts of law enforcement personnel underscore the government's determination to ensure stability and peace for residents of Khankandi and surrounding areas.

    On September 19, 2023, Azerbaijan launched anti-terror measures to disable Armenian army forces and military infrastructure in the Karabakh region. The operation came on the heels of the intensifying Armenian attacks on the Azerbaijani positions and a mine incident in the Khojavand district that killed four Azerbaijani police officers and two road construction workers.

    By the time of the cessation of hostilities on September 20, the Azerbaijani military disabled artillery systems, radio-electronic warfare, military equipment, ammunition depots, military strongholds, and shelters of the Armenian army formations stationed in the Karabakh region.

    The counter-terrorism measures concluded after the Armenian military formations agreed to full disarmament by laying down arms, handing over the military hardware, and withdrawing from their battle positions and military outposts.

    Amenia's armed forces were also obligated to leave Azerbaijani territory, and illegal Armenian armed groups were to be disbanded.

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