MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences to his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi in connection with the terrorist attack in Shiraz, according to the text of the telegram that was published on Thursday on the Kremlin website.
"Please accept my sincere condolences on the tragic consequences of the terrorist act in Shiraz. It is hard to imagine a more cynical crime than the killing of civilians, including children and women, inside the walls of a religious shrine. We have once again seen that terrorism violates not only laws but also human morals," the telegram reads.
The Russian president also confirmed Moscow's readiness to further boost cooperation with Tehran on counter-terrorism issues.
Putin also asked to convey words of sympathy and support to the families of the dead, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery to all the wounded.
On Wednesday, three unidentified men opened fire at the Shah Cheragh mosque in Shiraz, located in Iran's Fars Province. Law enforcement forces were able to detain two shooters, and the third one is now being searched for. According to the latest data, 15 people became victims of the attack, 27 civilians were wounded. The Tasnim news agency quoted a law enforcement source as saying that the attack was probably carried out by radical Wahhabis who took advantage of the recent weakening of security measures. According to Reuters, the Islamic State terrorist group (oulawed in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attack.