India condemns terror attack at Shah-e-Cherag shrine in Shiraz, Iran
India vehemently denounced the terrorist attack at the Shah-e-Cherag shrine in Shiraz, Iran, on Saturday.
In Shiraz, Iran, an armed attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine resulted in 15 fatalities and 40 injuries on Wednesday.
According to local Iranian media cited by Al Arabiya, a gun attack on worshipers at a Shia pilgrimage site in Shiraz city left 40 people wounded.
The release continued, “This horrifying attack is yet another reminder that terrorism remains one of the biggest and most serious threats to international peace and security, and the need of the hour is for countries around the world to come together and combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
The brutal assault was claimed by ISIL (ISIS) in a message posted on their Telegram channel. The terrorists chose to strike the Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz at around 5:45 p.m. The attack was attributed to ISIL (ISIS) in a message posted on their Telegram channel.
Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, promised to retaliate for the attack and said it would not go unanswered.
The attack, according to local media, was started by three gunmen, two of whom have been apprehended and one of whom is still on the loose. However, the police chief and the chief justice of Fars province denied any such allegations and asserted that there was just one assailant, who was also being questioned.
The incident on Wednesday occurred while unrest in Iran, which was precipitated by the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, while in police detention on September 16, has continued unabatedly.
According to rights organisations, thousands of demonstrators have been detained and over 200 have been killed, according to Al Arabiya.
There have been numerous protests and strikes across the country’s Kurdish region following Amini’s passing.
Initial popular outrage over Amini’s passing and Iran’s long-standing requirement that women wear headscarves in public rapidly turned into calls for more liberties and the overthrow of Iran’s Islamist leaders.