Iran: Head of security killed at Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran

The suspect in the attack on Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran has been arrested [Getty]

The attacker on the head of security at Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran has been arrested, and has been identified as an Iranian man married to an Azerbaijani woman, Tehran’s police chief General Hossein Rahimi said.

The head of security at Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran was killed on Friday and two guards injured in a attack by a man who said it was for personal reasons, the city’s police chief said.

“A man armed with a Kalashnikov killed the head of the diplomatic mission’s guard,” an Azeri foreign ministry statement said, adding that the injured guards were in a “satisfactory” condition and an investigation had been launched.

The attacker has been arrested and is an Iranian man married to an Azerbaijani woman, Tehran’s police chief General Hossein Rahimi said.

“He claims his wife has been held at the embassy for nine months,” Rahimi said.

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