Tehran (IP)- Interior Minister described the recent stabbing attack in the Holy Shrine in Mashad as a terrorist act to which the enemy has resorted to foment religious division between friendly nations, stressing that such moves won’t harm the unity between Iran and Afghanistan.

Iran PressIran news: On Tuesday afternoon, a foreign assailant stabbed three clergymen at the shrine of the eighth Shiite Imam in Mashhad, martyring two and injuring one other.

"Regional and Takfiri terrorism, as brainchild of Global Arrogance, is trying to mar ties between Iran and neighboring countries," Interior minister Ahmad Vahidi underscored.

The terrorist act in Mashhad indicates that the enemy of the country is seeking to promote terrorism in the region, reiterating that regional and Takfiri terrorism is the brainchild of the Global Arrogance who created ISIL and other terrorist groups in the region.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Vahidi pointed to the effort of the enemy to sow seeds of discord and difference between the Iranian and Afghan people and said that youth of Afghanistan lost their lives in confronting the Takfiri movement.

People of Iran and Afghanistan share a common civilizational and historical background, but enemies leave no stone unturned to tarnish amicable relations between Iran and neighboring countries, the interior minister added.

A man with a knife attacked the seminary students at Imam Reza shrine in the holy city of Mashhad in northeast Iran on Tuesday afternoon, injuring three seminary students, one of whom was martyred.


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