​11 years pass since terrorist attack on Azerbaijan State Oil Academy


Today, 11 years have passed since the terrorist attack on the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Report says.

The mass murder occurred on April 30, 2009, in the second building of the University, at Dilara Aliyeva Street 227, Baku city.

An armed assailant first killed a security guard and a cleaner as he entered the building before opening fire on students and lecturers. Then while climbing from the first floor to the sixth, he shot people indiscriminately mainly in the head along the way. He then fatally shot himself when he saw the police were approaching.

Twelve people, including students and staff members of the institution, were killed and several others were wounded in the terrorist attack.

A joint statement by the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General’s Office identified the perpetrator as 28-year-old Farda Gadirov, a Georgian citizen of Azerbaijani descent. The bodies established an operational investigative group and prosecuted most of the persons who contacted with Gadirov.

The criminal case launched against Farda Gadirov was dropped because of his suicide.

The investigators identified Georgian citizen of Armenian national Mardun Gumashian as the mastermind of the shooting.

According to the materials of the criminal case, Gumashian Mardun Grigorievich was born in the Marneuli region of Georgia in 1951. He has been declared wanted through Interpol. According to the version of the prosecution, Gumashyan had founded a criminal group, which embraced Farda Gadirov, Javidan Amirov, Nadir Aliyev, and Najaf Suleymanov.

On August 10, 2010, the Court of Grave Crimes sentenced Nadir Aliyev, Javidan Amirov, Najaf Suleymanov to life imprisonment and Ariz Gabulov to 11 years in prison.


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