BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 31. Reports on the suspension of passenger bus traffic in the Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku direction due to the armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Iran have spread on social media platforms, Trend reports.
The Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of Azerbaijan, in response to Trend's request on the matter, said there were no changes in the movement of passenger buses in the mentioned direction.
"Bus services are currently carried out through Iran, and there is no change in the schedule," the ministry 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 being investigated.
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 Tehran.