Azerbaijan says foils plot to attack US embassy

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BAKU, Oct 29 (Reuters) Azerbaijan's state security ministry said today it had detained a group of militant Islamists who were preparing an armed attack near the US embassy in the ex-Soviet state's capital.

''Several people belonging to a Wahhabi group have been detained.

They were planning terrorist attacks near the US embassy in Baku,'' National Security Ministry spokesman Arif Babayev told Reuters.

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