Armed fighters attack Shiite holy sites in Iran, killing 15

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in an attack by militants on a major Shiite holy site in Iran on Wednesday. The attack marks the 40th day after protesters elsewhere in Iran ignited the biggest anti-government movement in a decade after the death of a detained woman. State TV has condemned attacks on “takfiris,” a term used to refer to Sunni Islamic extremists who in the past have targeted the country’s Shia majority. The attack does not appear to have anything to do with protests, and the official website of the judiciary says two shooters have been arrested and a third is on the run since the attack on Iran’s second holiest mosque, the Sha Cherah Mosque. State-run IRNA news agency reported that 40 people were killed. Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack on the Amaq carrier. Armed ISIS fighters said they stormed the shrine and opened fire on visitors. He claimed about 20 people were killed and dozens more injured. Such attacks are rare in Iran, but they claim that in April, the attackers stabbed and killed two clerics at the Imam Reza Mosque, the most revered Shiite site in the Shiite city of northeastern Iran. Mashhad. Iranian President Ebrahim Raishi said it was not clear who led and planned the attack, but it is regrettable and will receive a decisive response. IRNA quoted Raisi saying, “This evil will definitely not be resolved.” In Amini Shia Islam, where tragedy has sparked protests, as in many other traditions, death is remembranced after 40 days, and generally grievances are pouring in. In Amini’s Kurdish hometown of Sakej, the birthplace of the national unrest now sweeping Iran, crowds flocked to her grave through a local cemetery. “Death to the dictator!” Protesters wept, according to video footage corresponding to known features of the city and Aichi cemetery. Women tore their headscarves or hijabs and waved them over their heads. Another video showed a huge procession along a highway, through dusty fields, towards Amini’s grave. There were reports of road closures in the area. State media reported 10,000 protesters marching to her grave. Hengaw, a Kurdish human rights group, said security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters. Semi-official ISNA news agency reported that security forces fired bullets at protesters outside Sakez and pushed back protesters who were trying to attack the governor’s office. It said local internet access was blocked due to “security considerations”. Esmail Zarei Koosha said the situation was “completely stable” and claimed that traffic was flowing normally. State media has announced that schools and universities in northwestern Iran will be closed to contain the “spread of influenza”. In downtown Tehran, the capital, the main section of the traditional Grand Bazaar, was closed in solidarity with the protests. The crowd clapped and said, “Freedom! freedom! Freedom!” “This is the year of blood!” They also sang: “(Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) will be overthrown!” Mobility on motorcycles came in. Many men and women marched through the streets, setting fire to trash cans. I cried death to the dictator!” As cars honked their support, police fired riot bullets at protesters on the street and upwards at reporters filming from windows and rooftops.Anti-government slogans rang out on the University of Tehran campus as well. Detained for violating the women’s dress code, Amini remains a powerful symbol of protests that have posed one of the most serious challenges to the Islamic Republic – the obligatory hijab or women’s head scarf – but they have ruled Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. It quickly developed into a call for the ouster of a Shiite clergyman.The protests have also revitalized minorities such as college students, trade unions, prisoners and other ethnic groups such as the Kurds on the Iran-Iraq border Multiple groups, millions of people estimated to be in the thousands Iranian law enforcement officials announced this week that more than 600 people were charged with taking part in protests, including 315 in Tehran, 201 in neighboring Alborz province and 105 in southwestern Khujestan province. IRNA news agency reported that four protesters had been charged with a “war on God” punishable by death in Iran, which last week saw Iran in more than a dozen European countries, including foreign-based Persian channels, which covered the protests extensively. Sanctions have been imposed against officials, businesses and institutions, accusing them of “supporting terrorism.” Sanctions include bans on entry and visas for employees, in addition to confiscation of assets from Iran. German public sector, where Parsi team blacklisted. Broadcaster Deutsche Welle called the move “unacceptable” on Wednesday, when most of the rest of the 10-story tower collapsed in the southwestern city of Abadan earlier this year, killing at least 41 people, state media said, on Wednesday. State-run IRNA news agency reported the death of a woman in a car parked near the site The fatal collapse of the Metropole Building on May 23 occurred in Abadan, about 660 kilometers (410 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran. demonstration became the lightning rod of The disaster shed a spotlight on Iran’s sloppy construction practices, government corruption and negligence. A video has gone viral online, with the remaining towers crashing into the streets as huge dust clouds soar into the sky.
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