Iran releases photos, details of alleged Shiraz shrine attackers

Iran releases photos, details of alleged Shiraz shrine attackers
Iranian authorities released photos of the alleged shooter and a coordinator in an attack last month on a Shia shrine
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10 November, 2022
The attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine killed 15 and wounded more than 20 people [Getty/archive]

Iran on Wednesday published photos of two men allegedly behind the attack last month on a Shia shrine in the city of Shiraz which killed 15 people.

IRGC-linked Tasnim News Agency published a passport photo of the shooter, a Tajikistan national called Subhan Kamaroni. He was reportedly nicknamed Abu Aisha by the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the 26 October attack.

Kamaroni was killed during the operation at the Shah Cheragh shrine.

It also published a picture of who it said was the main coordinator of the attack, adding that he was an Azerbaijani citizen, without naming him.

The Azerbaijan national entered Iran through Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran having departed from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Tasnim reported, citing an Iranian intelligence ministry statement.

Two days after the attack, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said that its intelligence unit had foiled a bomb attack in Shiraz.

The Iranian regime has vowed "to take revenge" over the attack, which took place amid widespread anti-government protests that have rocked the country since the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, on 16 September.

Iranian authorities have violently cracked down on protesters, with scores reported killed and detained since the demonstrations began.