Middle East

Report: Nigeria army killed 348 Shiites, 1 soldier killed

  • FILE- In this Friday April 1, 2016 file photo, Nigerian Shiite Muslims take to the street to protest and demanded the release of Shiite leader Ibraheem Zakzaky in Cikatsere, Nigeria. Nigeria's army gunned down 348 Shiites in an attack in which one soldier was killed, according to the report of a commission of inquiry published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 which calls for all those involved in the killings to be prosecuted. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)

    FILE- In this Friday April 1, 2016 file photo, Nigerian Shiite Muslims take to the street to protest and demanded the release of Shiite leader Ibraheem Zakzaky in Cikatsere, Nigeria. Nigeria's army gunned down 348 Shiites in an attack in which one soldier was killed, according to the report of a commission of inquiry published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 which calls for all those involved in the killings to be prosecuted. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Friday April. 8, 2016 file photo, A man pushes a cart filled with water bottles passes a sign reading "Kill Boko Haram not shia" in Kano, Nigeria. Nigeria's army gunned down 348 Shiites in an attack in which one soldier was killed, according to the report of a commission of inquiry published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 which calls for all those involved in the killings to be prosecuted. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba file)

    FILE- In this Friday April. 8, 2016 file photo, A man pushes a cart filled with water bottles passes a sign reading "Kill Boko Haram not shia" in Kano, Nigeria. Nigeria's army gunned down 348 Shiites in an attack in which one soldier was killed, according to the report of a commission of inquiry published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 which calls for all those involved in the killings to be prosecuted. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Nigeria battalion 1 troops, part of the African led international support mission to Mali sing before their departure, at the peace keeping centre in Jaji, Kaduna, Nigeria. Nigeria's army gunned down 348 Shiites in an attack in which one soldier was killed, according to the report of a commission of inquiry published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 which calls for all those involved in the killings to be prosecuted. (AP Photo file)

    FILE- In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Nigeria battalion 1 troops, part of the African led international support mission to Mali sing before their departure, at the peace keeping centre in Jaji, Kaduna, Nigeria. Nigeria's army gunned down 348 Shiites in an attack in which one soldier was killed, according to the report of a commission of inquiry published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 which calls for all those involved in the killings to be prosecuted. (AP Photo file)  (The Associated Press)

A Nigerian commission of inquiry finds the army gunned down 348 Shiites in an attack in which one soldier died and urges the prosecution of all those involved in the killings.

The commission's report published Monday says it is unable to say with certainty how many people died in a three-day military raid on the headquarters, school and home of leader Ibraheem Zakzaky's Iranian-inspired Islamic Movement in Nigeria .

The movement refused to give evidence to the commission because of the detention of Zakzaky, who was shot seven times and blinded in one eye during the attack Dec. 12-14, 2015.

The report expresses concern that Nigeria's Shiite movement may receive support from Iran and Lebanon's militant Hezbollah.

Soldiers said they attacked because of an alleged attempt to kill Nigeria's army chief.