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The attacker can be seen in this footage of CCTV installed outside the mosque.
On Wednesday, a shooting took place at a religious site in Shiraz, Iran. 15 people died in the attack. More than 40 people are said to be injured.
According to Iranian news agency IRNA, the incident took place at Shah Cherag, a holy site of the Shia community. Three armed men opened fire here.
A heavy police force was deployed outside the mosque after the attack. Police is questioning people.
three attackers entered the mosque
A police officer said- Three armed men entered the religious place and started firing. We have arrested two attackers. The third assailant is absconding, who is being sought. He said – 15 people killed include a woman and 2 children.
attack before namaz
A person present in the mosque at the time of the incident said- We were preparing to offer Namaz when gunshots were heard. There was chaos among the people. Everyone started running here and there to save their lives. I got shot Blood was coming out. I had to save my life somehow. I got out of there somehow. I did not see who was firing the bullets, but they entered inside firing from the road. Anyone who came in front of him opened fire. I saw people killed and injured, but did not see the attackers.
Ambulances and police vehicles at the scene after the shooting. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.
it was a terrorist attack
Initial reports after the attack said that the three unidentified attackers were not Iranian citizens. After this the terrorist organization ISIS took responsibility for the attack. ISIS issued a statement saying – IS terrorist opened fire in the mosque. 15 people were killed. Many are injured.
In April 2008, there was a terrorist attack on the Shah Cherag Mosque. There was an explosion at that time, in which 14 people died.
40th day of death of Mahsa Amini
The attack on the mosque comes at a time when anti-hijab protests are taking place across Iran. These demonstrations began on 16 September. On the same day, 22-year-old Mehsa Amini died in police custody. Mehsa was arrested by the police for not wearing a hijab.
A large number of police forces are deployed amid the demonstrations on the streets, in such a situation the terrorist attack on the mosque raises many questions on the security of Iran.
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