| GEO World|
| 6 dead in Azerbaijan military shooting|
| Updated at: 1504 PST, Friday, January 29, 2010|
BAKU: Two soldiers in Azerbaijan shot and killed four fellow servicemen before committing suicide, the defence ministry said Friday.
"Two soldiers opened fire killing four servicemen and wounding two before killing themselves," ministry deputy spokesman Temur Abdullayev told foreign news agency.
He said the incident occurred on Thursday evening but refused to provide any further details. "We will issue a statement with more details later," he said.
Azerbaijan's news agency, however, quoted military sources as saying the two soldiers who carried out the shooting had been shot and killed while trying to flee the scene. It said a local division commander was among the dead victims.