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Iranian woman stabs date in Las Vegas in 'revenge for Qassem Soleimani's killing'

Man stabbed in the neck twice by Nika Nikoubin after meeting him on a dating site
A photo of Nika Nikoubin released by Henderson Police Department

An Iranian-American woman allegedly stabbed her date in Las Vegas as revenge for the US killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. 

On Saturday, Nika Nikoubin was charged with attempted murder for allegedly luring a man she met on the dating site Plenty of Fish. 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal said Nikoubin and her date had rented a room at the Sunset Station Hotel in Las Vegas. 

Nikoubin asked her date if she could blindfold him before having sex, and when he put it on, the 21-year-old allegedly went into her purse and pulled out a knife and stabbed him twice in the neck.

Police said Nikoubin had run out of the room and told a hotel employee that she had stabbed a man. 

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'Wanted revenge'

She later explained that her plan was not to kill the man but "wanted revenge" against "US troops for the  2020 killing of of Qassem Soleimani", according to a police report. 

"She advised that there are injustices, in particular the killing of Qassem Soleimani in Iran," the police report said. 

It remains unclear why she chose to stab her date and whether he has any connection to Soleimani. 

The man's condition was not available, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. 

Nikoubin, a Las Vegas resident, faces charges of attempted murder, battery, and burglary of a business. 

In January 2020, Soleimani, who headed the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps's elite Quds Force, was killed in a US drone strike after landing at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.

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