From The Times of Israel:
Twenty-two people have been arrested in Azerbaijan on suspicion of planning terror attacks on the Israeli and American embassies and on top diplomats from these and other countries, local media in the country reported on Wednesday.
The Azeri Ministry of National Security said the group was believed to be linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, IRGC), local TV station AZTV reported. Members were said to have been recruited locally and to have been trained in Iran. It was not clear when they were arrested.
Members of the group were planning to attack the Israeli and US embassies in Baku, the capital city, and had been stocking up on weapons and explosives, the report said. They also planned to target top diplomats from the US, Israel and other countries.
Bloomberg further reports:
The group received training and funding from Sepah [Iranian Revolutionary Guards] to carry out terrorist attacks against the embassies of Israel, the U.S. and other western nations located in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, the Ministry of National Security said today in a statement. Twenty-two members of the group, all of them Azerbaijani nationals, have been arrested, it said.
The ministry last month uncovered a terrorist group with alleged ties to Sepah and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, detaining suspects who’d acquired weapons and were planning attacks against foreign embassies and nationals in Baku, state television channel AzTV reported Feb. 21.
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