The Islamic State (IS) militant group said they have attacked a Shiite shrine in Iran, claiming to kill 15 people. 40 people were also injured. Wednesday evening was the busiest times for the shrine.
The attack on Wednesday heightened tensions in the country amid a whirlwind of nationwide protests over the death of Masha Amini in police custody.
Two people who were directly involved have already been arrested. Attempts are underway to nab other criminals.
The Islamic State (IS) militant group has previously claimed responsibility for several attacks in Iran. Among them, the deadly attack on the country’s parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, is one of them.
Last Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of the death of Amini, a young Kurdish woman. The security forces also clashed with the protestors, who gradually became reckless in protesting the death of Amini in police custody.
Ahmad Vahidi, who is Iran’s Interior Minister, has blamed the protesters and said that because of them, the militants had the opportunity to attack Shiraz. President Ibrahim Raisi said that Iran would take steps against the attack. He also said that after unsuccessfully trying to divide the United Nation, their enemies are retaliating through acts of violence and terrorism. These devils will stop in any way.