The video of the moment of the assassination of a senior Iranian cleric inside a bank

In a security video that was released through social networks, you can see the exact moment in which a man with a long weapon fired a shot at the Iranian Ayatollah Abbas Ali Soleimani that left him lifeless.

In the images it is possible to appreciate the clergyman sitting at one end of the bench located in the province of mazandaranin the north of Iranwhen a gray-haired man of medium height, who was carrying a long weapon, went to the back of where the ayatollah was and without saying a word shot him in the head.

The man was immediately neutralized by people who were inside the financial institution, one of whom was wearing a green uniform and was later handed over to the authorities of the Persian country.

The powerful Iranian cleric, a member of the Assembly of Experts who chooses the supreme guide of the country, died this Wednesday in the city of babolsarreported the official press agency.

“He Ayatollah Abbas Ali Soleimani died this morning in an armed attack,” said the news agency IRNAciting an authority.

Abbas Ali Soleimani (Hawzah News)

The ‘number two’ of Political Security of the province of Mazandarán, Ruhola Selagisaid “the assailant has been arrested thanks to the efforts of the security apparatus,” the Iranian news agency reported. More.

At the moment the reasons for the attack are not known, nor is there any claim to its authorship.

The attack occurred in the city of Babolsar (in the province of Mazandarán), a city located on the shores of the Caspian Sea about 230 kilometers north of Tehran, the agency said.

Soleimani, 75, served as representative of the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Iran’s volatile Sistan-Baluchistan province

Was member of the Assembly of Expertsan 88-member committee that oversees and appoints the country’s supreme leader.

He had also been the imam leading the weekly Friday prayers in the cities of kashanin the central province of Isfahan, and Zahedan in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.

According to the Constitution, the Assembly of Experts, made up of 88 members, has the mandate to supervise, remove and elect the supreme guide.

Last April, an alleged jihadist attack in the sanctuary city of Mashhad (northeast) caused the death of two clerics and the wounding of another.

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