Template:Infobox Government agency The Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security (MNS, Azerbaijani: Milli Təhlukəsizlik Nazirliyi) is an intelligence agency of the Azerbaijan government. The MNS is a central executive authority which carries out the competencies referred to it by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of obtaining and analyzing information about foreign affairs, corporations, individuals. The MNS also carries out intelligence, counter-intelligence, protection of state secret, revealing, preventing, precluding and detection of crimes.


Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan was established on the material-technical and personnel basis of the Soviet Committee of State Security (KGB) on November 1, 1991. Within a short period of time, representatives of other nationalities have left the Ministry and Azerbaijan, the process of staffing Ministry only by the national specialists had begun. Not only the name and the personnel of the security body had changed, but primary change the Ministry faced was its mission and duties.[1]

Organization Edit

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The Ministry is guided by the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the decrees of President, the decisions and decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers, the international treaties which Azerbaijan is the part, its statute and other normative-legal acts of the MNS.

The MNS headquarters are in the following cities:

Current MNS casesEdit

  • In 2008, the MNS arrested a dozen of Al-Qaeda members who were involved in terrorist attack on Abu Bakr Mosque.[2][3]

Foreign tiesEdit

The MNS has ties to several foreign intelligence agencies including National Intelligence Organization, Mossad and others.[4]

See alsoEdit


Template:Domestic national intelligence agenciesaz:Azərbaycan Respublikası Milli Təhlükəsizlik Nazirliyi fr:Milli Təhlukəsizlik Nazirliyi ja:アゼルバイジャン国家保安省 ru:Министерство Национальной Безопасности Азербайджана

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