A senior Shiite cleric in Iran has been shot and killed in an assault in a northern province alongside the Caspian Sea
TEHRAN, Iran — A senior Shiite cleric in Iran was shot and killed Wednesday in an assault in a northern province alongside the Caspian Sea, authorities stated.
An attacker shot to demise Ayatollah Abbas Ali Soleimani in Babolsar in Iran’s Mazandaran province, state tv reported. Police later arrested the attacker, state TV stated.
Soleimani had been at a financial institution within the metropolis when one other man seized a guard’s firearm and commenced capturing over a private dispute with an worker, placing and killing the cleric, state TV stated.
Soleimani served on the Meeting of Specialists, an 88-seat panel that oversees and appoints Iran’s supreme chief. He additionally as soon as was the non-public consultant of Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Iran’s restive Sistan and Baluchestan province.