Azerbaijan is sending a plane to Tehran to evacuate staff of the
country's embassy, Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Aykhan Hajizada
said, Azernews reports.
According to Hajizada, this plane will deliver the embassy
staff, members of their families, and the body of martyr Orkhan
Asgarov to Azerbaijan. He will be buried in the second Alley of
Martyrs in Baku.
As reported earlier, the head of the security guard of the
Azerbaijani embassy in Iran was killed, two other employees were
wounded in the armed attack on the building on January 27 at about
0830 hours (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
No attempts were made to detain the gunman, as he freely entered
the embassy. The shooter was eventually detained. The incident is
currently being investigated.
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