Another Islamic terror plot thwarted by authorities in the former Soviet republic, Azerbaijan.
Both the British and American embassies were closed today and the Foreign Office said that it was reviewing its travel advice – although officials refused to give any details of the threat.
The Azeri National Security Ministry said that the alleged plot had been formulated by a radical Islamic group. It said that one suspect was killed and several others were detained in a weekend sweep outside the capital.
The ministry said in a statement that the radical Islamic group included an army lieutenant who had stolen 20 hand grenades, a machine gun, four assault rifles and ammunition from his military unit and made them available for the planned attack.