Internal Troops of Azerbaijan

Azərbaycan Respublikası Daxili Qoşunları
Internal Troops of Azerbaijan
Active 1991 - present
Country 23x15px Azerbaijan
Allegiance Azerbaijan
Branch Ministry of Internal Affairs
Headquarters Baku
Battles/wars Nagorno-Karabakh War
General Major Zakir Hasanov

The Internal Troops of Azerbaijan (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.) also known as Interior Troops or Interior Guard[1] is the uniformed gendarmerie-like paramilitary force in Azerbaijan.

The Internal Troops are under the authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who also control the police.[2] The Internal Troops are the descended from the Soviet Union's Internal Troops. They are used to deal with internal emergencies such as natural disasters, restoring public order, internal armed conflicts and to protect important facilities. During wartime, the Internal Troops fall under the jurisdiction of the Azerbaijani Land Forces, and can be involved in local defense and security of the country, along with the army.

Its equipment includes Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns.

Other law enforcement bodies in Azerbaijan include the Azerbaijani National Guard and the State Border Service of Azerbaijan and its Coast Guard branch.

Related pages


  1. "People's Republic of China militia delegation visits Azerbaijan".
  2. "Today.Az - Interior Troops are not subordinate to Ministry of Emergencies".

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