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Monday, January 30 2023
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1 cleric dead, 2 wounded in knife attack at holy shrine in Iran

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Tehran: One Iranian cleric was killed and two others were wounded in a knife attack at the courtyard of Iran’s holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, according to a statement by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

The statement said, the assailant, whose identity and nationality have been determined, was immediately arrested by security forces after the incident happened on Tuesday April 5.

The injured clerics were immediately transferred to the hospital for treatment, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mashhad Governor Mohsen Davari said that the assailant had carried out the attack under the impact of Takfiri beliefs and ideas.

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