(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 31. The State
Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan continues the
criminal investigation of a terrorist attack on the Azerbaijani
embassy in Iran, trend reports citing the Service's website.
Publishing unofficial information on the investigation misleads
people and contributes to the spread of rumors among the
population, thus hindering the investigation process.
'The media is warned against disseminating the details of the
terrorist act against the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran without
referring to public agencies,' the Service 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
Following the deadly assault, Azerbaijan evacuated its officials
from the embassy, including those who suffered as a result of the
attack and completely suspended the work of the embassy in
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