Friday, March 1, 2024

In Mashhad, a funeral and a sea of lights for victims of Shiraz terrorist attack

Thousands of people in Mashhad have held a vigil for the victims of the Wednesday terrorist attack by Daesh that killed 13 people at a Muslim site in south-central Iran.

Mourners turned out in thousands in Mashhad, where they walked on foot as part of the vigil and held up their cell phones with their flashlights on, creating a massive sea of lights.

A gunman opened fire on pilgrims at Shah Cheragh Shrine in Shiraz on Wednesday, running through the halls and courtyards with an AK-47 and shooting at everyone who appeared on his path, including women and children.

Anti-terrorism forces responded to the scene, where they shot and injured the assailant. He later died of his wounds.

A second suspect was arrested on the scene, and a third is on the run. Police have launched a manhunt.

The Daesh terrorist group soon claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on Saturday, funerals were held for the victims in Shiraz.

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