Two officers killed in Azerbaijan amid violent unrest – police

Two high-ranking police officers have been killed during a violent protest in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja on Tuesday, police said in a statement. Some 200 people of “radical religious motivation” gathered in front of an administrative building and tried to hold an unauthorized meeting. When the police addressed the crowd, urging them to disperse, the officers were attacked with “knives and sharp objects,” according to the statement. The clashes continued for some 30 minutes, leaving two policemen dead and 40 rioters detained.