The perpetrator of the terrorist attack at the Shah Cheragh Mosque in the city of Shiraz, located in the province of Fars in southwestern Iran, is a citizen of Tajikistan. This was announced by the chairman of the regional court Kazem Mousavi.

"At the moment, eight people have been arrested, suspected of involvement in a terrorist act in the Shah-Cheragh mausoleum," the Iranian Fars news agency quoted him.

Kazemi noted that all of them are foreigners.

"The main terrorist introduced himself as Rakhmatulla Nuruzov (Navruzov), he is a citizen of Tajikistan," the chairman of the Fars provincial court added.

According to him, the Iranian security forces have discovered the terrorists' safe house.

According to the governor of the province Mohammad Hadi Imani, the motive was revenge for the terrorists executed in July who committed a similar terrorist attack in October last year.

"The motive of a man from the Islamic State was revenge for the execution of two terrorists who committed a previous terrorist attack (in this mosque - ed.), his goal was to shoot rows of people performing collective prayer," the Fars news agency quotes the governor.

On Sunday, Iranian media reported that two terrorists attacked the Shah Cheragh mosque, as a result of which one person was killed and eight others were injured. According to the Fars news agency, the banned terrorist group "Islamic State" claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to the Tasnim news agency, one of the attackers was shot dead by law enforcement forces, the second was captured two hours after the incident. His photo is distributed on social networks and the media. According to the agency, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi dismissed his deputy for political Affairs Mohammad Reza Gholamreza immediately after the start of the investigation into the terrorist attack at the mosque.

This is the second terrorist attack in the Iranian Shah-Cheragh mosque. The previous one was committed at the end of October 2022: five unknown people opened fire on the territory of the mausoleum. One of the terrorists was caught on the night of the attack. Later, Iranian media reported that the attackers were not Iranian citizens. As a result of this terrorist attack, according to media reports, 13 people were killed and 45 others were injured. In July, the Tasnim agency reported on the execution of the death sentence of two participants in a terrorist act. At that time, Komroni Subkhon, a 23-year-old native of Tajikistan, was also suspected of the attack.