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Iran: Man convicted of killing clerics hanged

Tehran | A person convicted of killing two clerics in Iran with a knife assault on a revered Shia shrine was executed on Monday morning. This data has been given within the information broadcast on the state tv of the nation. The execution got here after Iran’s Supreme Court docket upheld an earlier ruling by a “revolutionary court” within the north-eastern metropolis of Mashhad, the positioning of the assault, the report mentioned.

The wrongdoer has been recognized as Abdul Latif Moradi. Officers mentioned Moradi had stabbed three clerics, one in all whom died on the spot, whereas one other later succumbed to his accidents whereas present process remedy on the hospital.
No detailed data was given after the assault on the metropolis’s Imam Reza Dargah. This was a uncommon case of violence at a serious pilgrimage website for Shia Muslims.

Nevertheless, Iran’s semi-official information company ‘Tasnim’ mentioned that Moradi was an Uzbek nationwide who had illegally entered Iran by means of Pakistan a 12 months in the past. Police didn’t specify the rationale for the assault. The nation’s then Inside Minister Ahmed Wahidi described it as a “terrorist attack” and vowed that Iran wouldn’t spare the perpetrators and all “taqfiri”. Takfiri is a time period used for Sunni extremists who think about different Muslims to be infidels. 4 different suspects have been arrested for aiding within the assault.

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