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Stabbing in Nevada Was Pro-Iranian Act of Revenge, DHS Says

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A Nevada woman is being held after police say she stabbed a man in retaliation for the death of former Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.

Soleimani was killed on Jan. 3, 2020, by a U.S. drone strike. Former President Donald Trump approved the strike that led to Soleimani’s death.

Nika Nikoubin, 21, has been charged with attempted murder, two counts of battery and burglary of a business, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Henderson police responded to a call on March 5 from a man who had been stabbed.

Police said the man, who was not named, had met a woman on a dating app, and they agreed to meet at Sunset Station.

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They rented a room there and began engaging in sexual activity, according to KLAS-TV.

Nikoubin blindfolded the man, police said, and later turned off the lights. She then allegedly took a knife from her purse.

At some point after that, the victim “felt a pain on the side of his neck,” according to police

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Nikoubin said she only wanted to hurt the man and not kill him, the Review-Journal wrote, citing the arrest report.

Nikoubin acted “for revenge against U.S. troops for the killing of Qasem Solemani in 2020,” police wrote, KLAS-TV reported.

“She advised that there are injustices, in particular the killing of Qasem Soleimani in Iran,” homeland security detectives wrote, according to the Review-Journal. “Nikoubin stated she wanted revenge.”

According to KLAS-TV, police said Nikoubin told them she had been listening to a song called “Grave Digger,” which “gave her the motivation… to carry out her revenge.”

The victim was able to free himself and leave the room to call 911, police said.

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Nikoubin also left and allegedly told a hotel employee she had stabbed a man, according to police.

The condition of the man was not known.

Nikoubin has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 24. Bail for Nikoubin was set at $60,000.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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