After the shrines of Imam Reza in Mashhad and Fatima in Qum, the third most venerated pilgrimage destination in Iran is the shrine of Shah Chirag in the city of Shiraz. Shiraz, the city of poetry and mysticism, is a popular destination for pilgrimages and tourism, and Daesh hates that.
On october 26 a Daesh operative went on a terror attack in Shiraz and shot an employee at the Shahcheragh shrine entrance before his rifle jammed and he was chased by bystanders. The attacker managed to fix his gun and then opened fire on his pursuers, before entering a courtyard and shooting worshippers. 15 pilgrims were killed, and many more injured. Several women, children and elderly folks were among the dead.