Terror attack on Shia shrine in Iran

Status: 08/13/2023 9:17 pm

One person was killed in an attack on a Shiite shrine in southern Iran, state media reported. Eight others were injured. One of the attackers was arrested.

One person was killed and eight others were wounded in an attack on a major Shiite pilgrimage site in Shiraz, southern Iran. This was reported by the official IRNA news agency, citing the deputy governor of Fars province. One of the attackers has been arrested, while the second is still at large, according to media reports.

The temple target is 2022 itself

According to the report, the attack was directed against the shrine of Shah Serak in the city of Shiraz – which was already the scene of a deadly attack in 2022. In October last year, 13 people were killed and 30 injured. The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Shah Serak Tomb is the most famous pilgrimage site in southern Iran. In Iran, Shia Muslims are the majority. Shah Serak contains the tomb of Ahmed, the brother of the eighth Shia Imam Reza.

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