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1987 Mecca incident

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The 1987 Mecca incident was a clash between Shia pilgrim demonstrators and the Saudi Arabian security forces, during the Hajj pilgrimage; it occurred in Mecca on 31 July 1987 and led to the deaths of over 400 people. The event has been variously described as a "riot" or a "massacre". It arose from escalating tensions between Shia Iran and Wahabbi Saudi Arabia. Since 1981, Iranian pilgrims had held an annual political demonstration against Israel and the United States,[1][2] but in 1987, a cordon of Saudi police and the Saudi Arabian National Guard had sealed part of the planned demonstration route, leading to a confrontation between them and the pilgrims. This escalated into a violent clash, followed by a deadly stampede. There is a controversy regarding the details of the incident, with both Iran and Saudi Arabia laying much of the blame on the other side. Some sources claim the death toll from the incident was 402 people: 275 Iranian pilgrims, 85 Saudi police, and 42 pilgrims from other nationalities.[3] Other sources claim that more than 400 pilgrims had died, and thousands more injured. After the incident, Iranians attacked the Saudi, Kuwaiti and French Embassies, abducting four Saudis from the embassy.[2]

 

Ulrich Wegener  (the person that was in charge of attacking to Iranian pilgrims)

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Ulrich Wegener
Born 22 August 1929
JüterbogGermany
Died 28 December 2017 (aged 88)
WindhagenGermany
Allegiance 23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png West Germany
Service/branch Bundesgrenzschutz
Years of service 1952-Retirement
Rank Brigadier General
Unit GSG 9
Battles/wars

World War II
Lufthansa Flight 181

Operation Entebbe[1]
Awards Commander's Cross of the Federal Cross of Merit

Ulrich K. "Ricky" Wegener (22 August 1929 – 28 December 2017) was a German police officer and founding member of the counter-terrorist force GSG 9.

After his retirement from GSG 9 Wegener worked as an advisor for the creation of counter-terrorism units of foreign countries, e.g. in Saudi Arabia.[2] Wegener was a member of the Security Committee.[7]

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ژنرال اولریخ وگنر، فرمانده نیروهایی امنیتی سعودی در زمان کشتار حجاج ایرانی در سال ۱۳۶۶

 

Edited by Ashvazdanghe

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