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Azerbaijan, Iran mull armed incident on border

Politics Materials 22 October 2011 11:58
Azerbaijan and Iran have discussed an armed incident on the border. The incident occurred at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border on Oct. 19. Iranian citizen Ahmad Hatampur was killed during this incident.
Azerbaijan, Iran mull armed incident on border

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 22 / Trend , T.Jafarov /

Azerbaijan and Iran have discussed an armed incident on the border. The incident occurred at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border on Oct. 19. Iranian citizen Ahmad Hatampur was killed during this incident.

A delegation led by Deputy Commander of the Iranian Border Service Ahmad Garavandi have today visited Azerbaijan's Bilasuvar region. The Azerbaijani and Iranian border guards mulled the reasons of the incident, Mehr news agency reported.

Hatampur's dead body was transferred to the delegation. It will be first delivered to Tehran and then to Khorasan for subsequent transfer to his family.

An armed incident took place between Azerbaijan border guards and an intruder on the Iranian border. The Azerbaijani State Border Service said the incident happened at 14.00 on Oct.19 at a frontier post at the Aranli village in the Bilasuvar region.

Additional reinforcements were sent to the scene and search operations were launched. The intruder, who was wearing military uniform was seen only 1,200 metres from the state border. He refused to obey a number of warnings resulting in the Azerbaijani side guards using firearms against him when he attacked the border officials.
The Iranian side was immediately informed about the incident.

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