Iran says knife attack an attempt to divide Muslims and nations

A deadly knife attack at a holy shrine in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad earlier this week was an attempt at driving a wedge between Muslims and nations, officials have said.

The Tasnim news agency identified the assailant as 21-year-old Abdolatif Moradi, an ethnic Uzbek who entered Iran illegally via the Pakistani border a year ago.

Videos of the attack showed the assailant being tackled to the ground and apprehended by people at the shrine.



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