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The Commander-in-Chief of the Azerbaijani Air Force, Lt. Gen. Rail Rzayev,
The Commander-in-Chief of the Azerbaijani Air Force, Lt. Gen. Rail Rzayev, was shot dead on Wednesday, the country's Defense Ministry said.

Preliminary reports indicate that the shooting occurred outside his home in central Baku early this morning. Rzayev was taken to a hospital in the Azerbaijani capital, but died soon afterwards, the day.az website said.

A spokesman for Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Rzayev died from a "gunshot wound to the head." A criminal investigation is underway.

Rzayev had been Azerbaijan's Air Force chief since 1992. He was 64.


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