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15 Killed, 40 Wounded at Iranian Holy Site in Attack Claimed by Islamic State

HeadlineOct 27, 2022

In Iran, a mass shooting at a Shia shrine in the southern city of Shiraz killed 15 people and injured another 40 on Wednesday. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. This is a survivor of the massacre.

Survivor: “They chased me, and I was shot in the back, and three people died next to me. When they attacked and started shooting, I laid down on the floor, and they thought I was dead. They killed three people near me, but I managed to escape with my life.”

The deadly attack came as massive protests rocked Tehran and other parts of Iran Wednesday as people marked 40 days since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody.

Also on Wednesday, the Biden administration imposed sanctions on 14 Iranian officials over the regime’s “brutal suppression” of protests.

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