Iran Arrested 26 Foreign Nationals Linked To Shrine Attack

Iran Arrested 26 Foreign Nationals Linked To Shrine Attack

TEHRAN, Nov 8 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, said yesterday that, it has arrested 26 foreign nationals, linked to the recent deadly attack on a shrine in southern Iran. “The detainees are nationals of Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan,” said a statement from the ministry.

It noted that an Azerbaijani national, acted as the attack’s main coordinator, who contacted the Daesh elements in Afghanistan, after entering Iran by flight from the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku.

According to the statement, the shooter of the attack is a Tajik citizen, while an Afghan national provided logistics for the attack in Shiraz.

Some of the foreign nationals were preparing and providing necessary arrangements for other “terrorist operations,” including in Zahedan in south-eastern Iran, it added.

The Daesh has claimed responsibility for the Oct 26 attack, that killed at least 13 people, including one woman and two children, and injured scores.

– NNN-IRNA

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