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Baku Schools To Be Guarded By State Security

Mourners paid their respects for victims of a shooter at Azerbajan's State Oil Academy.
BAKU -- Azerbaijani Education Minister Misir Mardanov has said that the state will ensure security at most of the schools and universities in Baku during the next academic year, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports.

The decision is in response to an attack at Azerbaijan's State Oil Academy on April 30 that left 13 people dead.

Mardanov said his ministry is discussing the details of the protection with the Interior Ministry and the Prosecutor-General's Office.

Mardanov said that due to limited financial resources, a maximum of 4,500 educational institutions can be protected, although the Interior Ministry has promised further assistance.