Two terrorists were reportedly involved in the shooting on Sunday, according to state media.
One of the attackers was detained. The other is reported to be on the run.
Three of the attackers’ victims who were hurt were in serious condition.
Through the Bab al-Mahdi Gate, the terrorists made an attempt to access the shrine.
The Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), which is connected to Iran’s Nour News, claimed that the two terrorists were “foreign nationals.”
Before being apprehended, one of the terrorists fired a Kalashnikov at the pilgrims, and the other escaped, according to the report.
The ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly assault.
The Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz was the scene of a similar attack by armed terrorists last year.
On October 26, 2022, an armed terrorist barged into the shrine, killing 15 pilgrims, including women and children, and injuring dozens more before he was shot and injured by security forces.
The terrorist later died of his wounds in hospital. Two of his accomplices were executed last month, after being sentenced to death.
Several suspects were immediately arrested, and, some two weeks later, the Intelligence Ministry announced the arrest of 26 Takfiri terrorists for their involvement in the attack.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the foreign minister of Iran, expressed his strong condemnation of the terrorist assault in Shiraz and threatened the perpetrators and sympathisers of the horrific act with a “painful end” in a post on his X social media account.
Amir-Abdollahian stated, “The terrorist operation in the holy shrine of Hazrat Shah Cheragh is strongly condemned.”