Azerbaijan Foils Plot by Hizbullah and Iran to Bomb Israeli Embassy

[Los Angeles Times] Sebastian Rotella - Last year in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, police intercepted a fleeing car and captured two suspected Hizbullah militants from Lebanon. The car contained explosives, binoculars, cameras, pistols with silencers and reconnaissance photos. Raiding alleged safe houses, police foiled what authorities say was a plot to blow up the Israeli Embassy in retaliation for the slaying of Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyah. The case remained largely a secret until last week, when closed court proceedings began for two Lebanese and four Azeris charged with terrorism and espionage.

2009-06-01 06:00:00

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