Sunday, November 04, 2007

Thwarted Terrorist Attack

I got up one morning last week to find an email in my inbox from a friend back home. It read:

"Azerbaijan is in the news. Did you hear anything about this?"

It's rare that this country gets any sort of press, so I had no idea what to expect. Turns out, an extremist group in the region threatened to blow up strategic buildings in the city (the US and UK Embassies among them). Apparently a renegade army officer had stolen some weapons and explosives to commit these acts.

While the embassies were closed, business went on as usual. There wasn't an increased police presence or any paranoia. Had I not received the email, I probably would never known anything about this.


At 12:00 PM, Blogger Miss Canthus said...

About a week ago your Dad found a similar story online in an English language Azerbaijani newspaper. So I checked Google News and there it was as a 3 hr old story, as well as a story from Oct 30. For some reason there is a Pennsylvania paper treating it like today's news.

Either the government of Azerbaijan has just officially released the story, or anything to do with Azer. takes awhile to hit the radar of the US newspapers.


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