Plane with evacuated employees of Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran leaves Tehran

Politics Materials 29 January 2023 20:55 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 29. A plane carrying evacuated employees of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran has left Tehran for Baku, Trend reports from the scene.

Spokesperson of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Aykhan Hajizada previously said, Azerbaijan is sending plane to Tehran to evacuate staff of the country’s embassy.

According to Hajizada, this plane will deliver the embassy staff, members of their families and 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.