Iran’s Shah Cheragh shrine attack leaves one dead, eight injured

A recent attack on Iran’s Shah Cheragh shrine in the southern city of Shiraz left at least one person killed and eight wounded.

Iran’s state news agency IRNA said that attack occurred on Sunday at 7 pm when a gunman entered the Shah Cheragh shrine through its southern gate and opened fire on visitors before he was subdued.

The wounded are in critical condition, IRNA added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

The shrine, which is one of the most important holy sites in Shia Islam, was hit by a similar attack on October 26, 2022, when a gunman opened indiscriminate fire on visitors killing 13 people and injuring 40 others before being killed by security forces.

The terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) took responsibility for the attack.

In early July,  Iran executed two men said to be citizens of Afghanistan with links to ISIS and accused of carrying out the attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine in October.