BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has posted a Twitter publication in connection with the armed attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran, Trend reports.
“We strongly condemn the armed attack on the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran, as a result of which an employee was killed and two more were injured. We express our sincere condolences and support to our Azerbaijani colleagues & wish a speedy recovery to those injured,” the publication says.
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.