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Attacks On Diplomatic Missions, Staff Must Never Be Accepted - Swedish MFA

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 28. Sweden condemns violent attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden said, trend reports via its Twitter publication.

'We express our condolences to the victim's family and wish a swift recovery to the injured. Attacks on diplomatic missions and staff must never be accepted,' the ministry 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 50s, 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 being investigated.


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