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French ambassador deeply saddened by attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran

Geopolitics Materials 27 January 2023 14:22
Baku, Azerbaijan Trend News Agency
French ambassador deeply saddened by attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran

French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Boillon has posted a Twitter publication in connection with the attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran, Trend reports.

"Deeply saddened by the attack this morning at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Teheran. On behalf of the French Embassy I extend my sincere condolences to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, colleagues, and to the family of Orkhan Asgarov," said the tweet.

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.

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