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Three Iranian clerics stabbed, one killed in attack at shrine

The attack of three Iranian clerics has put authorities on alert about a possible backlash.
Iranians visit the spot in the courtyard of Imam Reza shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad on April 6, 2022, where a day earlier a Muslim cleric was killed.

An attacker wielding a knife at the Imam Reza Shrine in the city of Mashhad killed one cleric and left two others injured Tuesday.

The attacker was 21-year-old Abdullatif Moradi, an ethnic Uzbek who entered Iran illegally in 2021 and has been living in the Mashhad area. According to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency, Moradi crossed into Iran from Pakistan

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