Iran denounces killing of Shiite mourners in Nigeria

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Iran has strongly denounced the recent deadly incident in Nigeria in which several Shiite mourners were killed by security forces.

“We have received conflicting news about the incident, and we are closely monitoring relevant developments and news, waiting for the different dimensions of the incident to come to light,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday, according to the ministry’s website.
“Initial information about the incident shows clashes erupted between police forces and mourners which left a number of demonstrators dead and wounded. While condemning this killing, we sympathize with the families of those killed,” he added.

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