Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sent a letter of condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

The letter reads: “I am deeply shocked by the news of the deaths of civilians and law enforcement officers as a result of terrorist acts committed in Dagestan.

We strongly condemn these bloody crimes and support the fight against all forms and manifestations of terrorism.

On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and myself, I extend my sincere condolences to you, the families, and loved ones of the victims, and wish a speedy recovery to all those injured.”