The State Border Service of Azerbaijan reported the death of two servicemen as a result of a shootout on the border with Iran, reports zakon.kz.
The agency’s website says that an attempt was made to illegally cross the border in the area of the village of Gendera, Yardimli region. Three unknown persons violated the border near the village of Gendere and did not obey the order to stop.
A shootout ensued, as a result of which a senior lieutenant and a junior sergeant of the Azerbaijani border service were killed. The criminals managed to escape, now they are looking for. It is clarified that about 10 kilograms of drugs were found at the site of the battle, which were thrown by smugglers.
The area was closed, and border aviation was used for air control. As a result of operational-military measures, one of the violators was detained, the search for the rest continues. Measures are being taken to establish the identity of the border violator. It is known that he is a citizen of Iran.
The incident was notified to the relevant law enforcement agencies and the Iranian side.