Iran Hangs Man Convicted Of Killing Two Clerics in April

Iran on Monday executed an Uzbek national who was convicted of killing two Shiite clerics and wounded another one in a stabbing attack on April 5 at the Imam Reza shrine.

The State-news agency Tasnim reported that the death sentence against Abdullatif Muradi was carried out by hanging at the Vakilabad prison in the northeastern city of Mashhad province early Monday.  

Muradi, 21, attacked three clergymen with knife during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, killing two and injuring one of them. The victim clerics identified as Hojatoleslam Mohammad Aslani and Mohammad Sadegh Daraei.

Iran has called the incident a “terrorist attack” aimed at creating fear among the worshipers and visitors of the holy places like shrines and mosques.  

Muradi reportedly entered Iran illegally via Pakistan and lived in Mashhad for nearly one year before carrying April attack .


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