We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran, Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov said on Twitter, Trend reports.
"We extend condolences to the family and loved ones of senior lieutenant Orkhan Asgarov, who was killed as a result of the attack, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. May he rest in peace. We stand in solidarity with our diplomats. Motherland comes first," the minister added.
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.