(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 29. The decision to
suspend the activities of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran does not
apply to the activities of the Consulate General in Tabriz, Deputy
Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov said, trend reports.
A plane carrying evacuated employees of the Azerbaijani Embassy
in Iran landed at about 22:00 (GMT+4) at the Heydar Aliyev
International Airport in Baku. This plane has delivered the embassy
staff, members of their families, the two wounded employees, as
well as the body of martyr Orkhan Asgarov to Azerbaijan. He will be
buried in the second Alley of Martyrs in Baku.
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 being investigated.
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