Photo: zerkalo.az Elmar Veliyev seriously injured

The head of Executive power of Ganja city Elmar Veliyev seriously injured and one of his guards was killed.

In Azerbaijan 3 July made an attempt on Elmar Valiyev – Chairman of the Executive authority, the second largest city of Ganja. According to the authorities, the official – seriously injured, reports on Wednesday, July 4, Radio Liberty.

In particular, the Ministry of internal Affairs reported that one of the guards Veliyev died. The interior Ministry added that the suspect in the attack was detained. No other details yet.

Ganja is a city in Central Azerbaijan. Veliyev is the chief Executive of the city, which is equal to the position of mayor or Governor, appointed by the President.

Earlier it was reported that the mayor of the Philippine city Tanauan Antonio Khalili was killed by a sniper during a solemn flag-raising ceremony at city hall.

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