Iran shrine attack gunman from Tajikistan: official news


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –

Iran’s official news company stated Monday that the gunman who killed 13 individuals at a serious Shiite shrine final month was a citizen of Tajikistan.

The militant Islamic State group has claimed accountability for the Oct. 26 attack on Shah Cheragh within the metropolis of Shiraz, one among Iran’s prime 5 Shiite shrines. But the federal government has tried in charge the attack on the largely harmonious anti-government protests, with out providing proof.

Iran initially stated 15 have been killed in Shiraz however later revised the quantity to 13 over double-counting.

The report on IRNA recognized the gunman as Sobhan Komrouni. He died in a hospital in southern Iran, days after the Oct. 26 attack, from accidents sustained throughout his arrest.

Citing Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, Monday’s report stated the gunman’s confederate was an Afghan citizen, Mohammad Ramez Rashidi. A 3rd suspect, from neighbouring Azerbaijan, was allegedly the “predominant co-ordinator” of the attack from Iran’s capital, Tehran, the report stated.

IRNA stated authorities have arrested 26 suspects — purportedly with hyperlinks to extremist teams — over the shrine attack, all reportedly nationals of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

It stated, with out elaborating, that a number of the suspects have been planning comparable attack within the metropolis of Zahedan in restive southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, the scene of lethal unrest final week.

Iran is embroiled in weeks of anti-government protests that erupted after a 22-year-old Kurdish girl, detained after allegedly violating the nation’s strict costume code for girls, died in custody in September.


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