On October 26, more than a dozen people were killed as a result of a terrorist attack that targeted a Shia religious shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement released by its news agency, Amaq, the terrorist group said that one of its members opened fire on worshippers at the Shah Cheragh shrine “killing at least 20 Shias and wounded dozens of others.”
Official Iranian sources put the death toll from the terrorist attack at 15. More than 40 other people were reportedly wounded.
Shiraz is a popular destination for pilgrimages and tourism. The Shah Cheragh shrine is an especially important site for Shia religious pilgrims.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said the attack in Shiraz would not go unanswered, vowing to hold the perpetrators accountable.
“Experience shows that Iran’s enemies, after failing to create a split in the nation’s united ranks, take revenge through violence and terror. This evil will definitely not go unanswered, and the security and law enforcement agencies will teach a lesson to those who designed the attack,” Raisi said.
It’s worth noting that the attack came as Iran continues to face protests since the September death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who died after she was detained by the morality police for wearing an improper hijab.
A day after the attack, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called for unity in the face of enemies’ plots against Iran.
“We all share the duty to deal a blow to the warmongering enemy and its treacherous and foolish cohorts; All our people ranging from the security apparatuses and the judicial officials to the activists who are active in the field of thoughts and media must be united against the current that disregards and disrespects people’s lives, their security, and their sacred sites,” the leader said in a message.
Major General Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), condemned the terrorist attack in Shiraz in a statement, vowing that ISIS will soon face the “wrath of anger and revenge of the Iranian nation.”
This was ISIS’s first terrorist attack in Iran in a long while. Iran will likely respond to the attack very soon. The IRGC could attack hideouts of ISIS in Iraq or Syria with missiles and drones, as it did on several occasions in the past.
These terrorist animals are from outside Iran,i believe they captured a couple,get as much intel as possible then hang the scum from a tower block in Tehran
There were only some Muslims.
You do not mention that the Mahsa Amini had already been operated on when she was eight and that she died of natural causes. By not mentioning this you play into the hands of the imperialists who use her death as a weapon.
Practicing a religion is an insanity.
Practicing islam is insanity! … you have the example no. 1000000000000000000000 above …
You are both same person, right?
You are an Eastern European who has agreed to be foisted on Arab Islam, right?
Tel Aviv agrees
Jews organized this attack. Iran needs to kill Jews in Western nations as revenge.
No we won’t, don’t even entertain the possibility. We’re not in the business of spilling the blood of innocent people, thank you very much. What does an average Joe in western nations has to do with this terror attack, a Jew or Christian or even godless?
It’s despicable to advocate for such thing.
If Iran doesn’t hit the head of the snake, the snake will fund another a wahabi to do the same. Iran said they’ll get revenge on isis, hopefully they cleanse idlib
This is more than enough! Innocent people have been killed! It is you and your problem that you have forgotten that you are an Iranian, now you kind of a remember that, and you are proud.
It was just some Muslims killed by a Muslim, what’s the problem? Is completely normal in the Middle East.
Muslims organized this attack. The whole world needs to kill Muslims in ALL nations as revenge.
There, I’ve corrected you as you are so obviously out of touch and completely clueless. You don’t have to thank me but you’re welcome.
It’s perfectly fine for Zionists to be killed too.
Is it fun to watch the people in the Middle East kill each other.
Yesterday was the 40th day after passing away of that young woman, Mahsa Amini (although she and her family are Sunni and therefor, do not observe this tradition, some people, the very same who are against any kind of religion -as long as it’s Islam- and act against the interests of the nation didn’t care and tried to have this religious ceremony for her, without her family. With dancing over her grave.
The west, their employees and useful idiots planned something big for yesterday to revive the riots which has withered a couple of weeks ago: 2 other attacks were prevented and culprits apprehended. this one they managed to reach their aim. The attacker in the footage and another one were caught but he died in the hospital despite efforts to save him in order to questioning. The other one is alive and in good health.
Among the dead are women and children. An injured 6 years old child lost his father, mother and brother in the attack. I rarely cry but couldn’t control myself seeing him explaining what happened (he didn’t know he lost his family at that moment) and all this savagery and stupidity of some of my own countrymen and women: The government did it!! The last time I saw my own tears was when I heard the news of Assassination of General Someymani.
While the atmosphere is very dark with hysteria, we’ll keep our calm and calculate how to respond. Not to ISIS, for they are merely a tool and will be dealt with appropriately, but to the ones who planned and gave the order.
So far no condemnation from the governments who claim they care so much about us. Friends (including presidents Putin, Xi, Assad and Madoro) sent their condolences.
May G-d rest the souls of all the victims, gives patience to their families and a fast recovery for the injured.
To give you an idea about how small the anti-government crowd is, they created a petition, demanding the G7 and the “international community” to expel Iranian diplomats from their soils. After a week of full blown propaganda, they gathered about 380.000 signatures from all around the world, less than %0.5 of the world’s Iranian population (there are about 90.000.000 Iranians in the world, about 85mn of them residing inside the country).
Guess bots can’t sign a petition
Listen up, now you remember that you are Iranian, nowadays. But you have lived in west since revolution. Oh, that is sooo cool. And don’t you even dare to divide our Ummah! Be gone with you Gargoyilasmus!
Ehh since they are religious people who are evil idc. i rather such places get targetted. evil ppl killing other evil ppl
Religious people are mentally ill but do not understand it themselves.
Clown only 7% of the world’s population doesn’t follow a religion.
That’s just sickening smh
Had there been anyone armed to oppose this idiot, he would’ve been wasted quite rapidly. The psychopathic moron could barely operate his ak.
This coward who attack unarmed civilian . Should torture them and not let this scum terrorist die . let him face hell on earth. Torture him till he beg for his own death and give all information how and who supported him.
Odd that this attack happens during C.I.A organised protests in Iran it is obvious that Western intelligence is also behind this attack odd again that Jewish synagogues are never attacked…..
Next time they do it we will give Assad the S-300 if they do it again.
Putin’s allies and friends. Russia & Iran terrorist shitholes!
ISIS never attack Isisrael?🤔
Muslims from ALL AROUND THE WORLD GATHER IN SHIRAZ! This is deliberately on this day!
This is God’s judgement on the Islamic world.
Yeah, WWI, WWII, and WWIII (Soon) was/is God’s judgment on the Europeans (that for years worshiped Zionism and Wahhabism).
One terrorist attack and you’re jerking it off with your “God”?
Was he Kurdish Sunni by any chance or Arab-Wahhabi?
Correction there is only Iranian mollahs terrorist in iran.not isis
It take longtime before an armed guard get to the massacre. Dit they eliminate him? Verry pitty for the victims.
A muslim doing what muslims do best. Slaughtering their own in their places of worship. Nice one!! Keep it up pigs! You’re doing the world a huge favour by reducing your numbers!!