1 killed, 8 injured in attack on religious site in Iran

At least one person was killed and eight others injured on Sunday in an attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine in Iran's southern Fars province, the official news agency IRNA reported.

The IRNA has called it an terrorist attack.

In the evening, several staff and worshipers were caught under the gunfire of an armed assailant who attempted to break into the shrine at a main gate, IRNA reported, citing Deputy Governor of Fars Province Esmail Qezel Sofla.

He said the "terrorist" has been arrested and is under interrogation, adding that all the injured have been transferred to the hospital.

(With input from Xinhua News Agency)

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