Iran sentences eight over last year's IS attacks

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Updated: May 13, 2018, 06:13 PM(IST)

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As per reports, eighteen others face trial over the attacks

The Iranian government has sentenced eight people to death over last year's attacks claimed by the Islamic State. The trial began last month.

According to reports, the accused were found guilty of aiding the group of militants that attacked Iran's parliament and a shrine last June.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 18 and injured more than 50.

The group of attackers, that included five militants, was killed by the security forces. 

As per reports, eighteen others face trial over the attacks. The convicts have 20 days to appeal. 

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