An attempt to illegally cross the Azerbaijani border from Iran was prevented on the territory of the Fizuli region of Azerbaijan, press service of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan told, ONA reports.
Azerbaijani border guards used weapons against armed persons who tried to cross the border.
During the shootout, two border guards - Mammadov Sakhavat Fizuli oglu and Jabrailov Vidadi Khalifali oglu were wounded. S. Mammadov’s life could not be saved.
The border violators reportedly fled back towards the Iranian border.
The head of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan, Elchin Guliyev, visited the scene and gave instructions on the continuation of operational search activities.
In connection with the incident, appropriate measures are being held jointly with the Military Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan.
Criminal case launched on the fact.