BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 28. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye Mevlut Cavushoglu has condemned once again yesterday's terrorist attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran, Trend reports.
"I extend my condolences to our Azerbaijani brothers," he said during today's meeting with young diplomats.
An armed attack took place at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Islamic Republic of Iran at around 8:30 (GMT+4) on January 27, 2023. 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.