A group has attacked the Kazerun seminary in Fars province and set fire to parts of the religious school building. The attack on the Kazerun Sadeq Salehieh Seminary was reported to have taken place on the evening of Saturday, November 16.

According to the Rasa news site, the attackers also torched three cars owned by the seminary.

An official for the Fars Provincial Seminary the province said: "The opportunists have also attacked a cultural center in Shiraz and damaged the Khatam al-Anbia school in the city."

Managers for the seminary also said some seminarians were beaten during the attack.

Several reports have emerged of protesters attacking other religious schools during the recent protests in Iran – which were sparked by a gas price increase but have since spread. 

Fars News Agency reported that at least 1,000 people were detained during the protests and 100 banks were also set on fire.

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