Terrorist attack on Azerbaijani Embassy devastates us – Turkish ambassador
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 28. The terrorist
attack on the Azerbaijani embassy made us very sad, Turkish
Ambassador to Azerbaijan Cahit Bagci said this at a mourning
ceremony in connection with the death of Orkhan Askerov, who died
as a result of a terrorist attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in
According to him, the protection and security of the staff of
the diplomatic corps is one of the most important moments.
“Together with the staff of the embassy, we expressed our
condolences to the father of Orkhan Askerov. We are very saddened.
This event saddened everyone in Türkiye,” he 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.