BAKU: 3 Azeri soldiers captured

AzerNews, Azerbaijan
Feb 24 2005

3 Azeri soldiers captured

Three soldiers of the Azerbaijan Army accidentally passed to the
Armenian side of the frontline on February 15, as they lost their way
close to Terter District.

The three – Hikmat Taghiyev, Khayal Abdullayev and Ruslan Bashirov
-are being interrogated by Armenian secret service. The Armenian side
says that it is trying to determine whether this was merely an
accident or the Azeri soldiers were on a special assignment. The
Ministry of Defence is currently in talks with the Armenian side on
the return of the lost soldiers.

Information about them has been forwarded to the International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the State Committee on Prisoners,
Hostages and Missing Persons told Azernews. Armenian sources say that
the soldiers are safe and sound.