Gunfire has erupted at a distinguished shrine in southern Iran, wounding a minimum of 4 folks
ByThe Related Press
August 13, 2023, 12:54 PM
TEHRAN, Iran — Gunfire erupted Sunday evening at a distinguished shrine in southern Iran, wounding a minimum of 4 folks, authorities mentioned.
Data on the assault at Shah Cheragh remained unclear instantly after the taking pictures, with state media and semiofficial information businesses providing differing particulars.
The state-run IRNA information company mentioned 4 had been wounded, together with two staff on the shrine and two pilgrims.
Shah Cheragh is one in every of Iran’s prime 5 Shiite shrines. It attracts pilgrims to Shiraz, which is a few 675 kilometers (420 miles) south of Iran’s capital, Tehran.
The assault Sunday evening comes after an October 2022 assault on the identical shrine killed 13 folks and wounded dozens of others. The Islamic State group claimed the assault, which Iran mentioned had been carried out by a person from Tajikistan, who later died in a hospital after succumbing to accidents he suffered whereas being detained by safety forces.