Iran arrests Seven terrorists involved in Shiraz attack

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The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has confirmed the arrest of seven terrorists associated with the attack on the Shah Cheragh holy shrine in the Iranian city of Shiraz.

According to the statement, one of those arrested was directly involved in the attack, and the other six were assisting in the operation.

On 26th October, at least 15 people died and 40 others were badly hurt in an attack on Shia religious shrine Shah Cheragh in Shiraz.

One of the three attackers died from injuries shortly after being restrained and transported to the hospital.

The terror group Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) claimed the responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on their Telegram channel.

As per Iran state media, the assailants were not Iran nationals.

Iran’s police and security forces foiled a bomb blast attempt in Shiraz on the same day. The failed bomber has been recognized and apprehended. He intends to blow up his bomb in Shiraz’s crowded Maali Abad neighbourhood.

The assailant started firing on worshipers inside the shrine compound before being captivated and arrested by security guards.

Police were able to catch 2 attackers while one managed to run.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi condemned the attack on a popular Shrine, saying the “evil act” will “not go unanswered.”


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