(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27. Attempts to
threaten Azerbaijan's diplomatic mission in Iran have been also
made before, trend reports via the statement of the Foreign Ministry of
“The issues of preventing such cases in Iran, taking measures to
ensure the security of our diplomatic missions were constantly
raised. Unfortunately, the latest bloody terrorist attack
demonstrates the serious consequences of not paying due attention
to our urgent calls in this direction. We believe that the recent
anti-Azerbaijani campaign in Iran prompted such attacks on our
diplomatic mission,' the statement said.
An armed attack took place at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Iran
on January 27, 2023, at about 8:30 (GMT+4). The gunman turned out
to be a man in his 50's, who drove up to the administrative
building, armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.
Earlier reports from the Chief of Tehran police said there were
two children in the car with the gunman, the security camera footage released later proved the
man was alone. He entered the building after briefly waving hand to
the Iranian security guard outside. No attempts were made to detain
the gunman, as he freely entered the embassy. The man managed to
kill head of the security service and wounding two embassy guards.
The shooter was eventually detained. The incident is currently
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