Azerbaijan’s air force chief shot dead

February 11th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Baku (Azerbaijan), Feb 11 (RIA Novosti) The commander-in-chief of Azerbaijani air force was shot dead Wednesday, the defence ministry said.The shooting occurred outside air force chief Lt. Gen. Rail Rzayev’s home in central Baku. Rzayev was the air force chief since 1992. He was 64.

Rzayev was taken to a hospital in the Azerbaijani capital but died soon afterwards, the day.az website said.

A spokesman for the defence ministry said Rzayev died from a “gunshot wound to the head”.

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