Iran to send delegation to Azerbaijan over armed incident on state border

Iran to send delegation to Azerbaijan over armed incident on state border
# 21 October 2011 10:47 (UTC +04:00)
APA reports quoting Iranian media that commander of the Iran Border Police forces in Ardabil, Colonel Seyid Mojtaba Mousavi said this.

Colonel underlined that the delegation will soon leave for Azerbaijan to investigate the incident.

Mousavi said it happened in Furuzabad village of Parsabad region. The soldier of Iranian Border Police mistakenly crossed into the Azerbaijani territory without gun. He was killed by Azerbaijani border guards.

The violation of the border was observed on Azerbaijan-Iran border near Aranli village of Bilasuvar region at 14.00 on October 19. Extra frontier guards were involved to prevent the violation of border, search was organized. The trespasser dressed as a serviceman moving towards the territory of Azerbaijan was seen 1200 far from the state border, despite the warning and refusing to obey the law he attacked the frontier guards. The frontier guard opened fire, the trespasser was wounded, he was given first medical aid and taken hospital. The trespasser died in hospital.

The Iranian side was immediately informed about the incident.

The killed trespasser was 20-year-old serviceman of Border Troops of the Islamic Republic of Iran Akbar Hasanpour. His body was handed over to the Iranian side on October 20.
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