Today: Wednesday, 28 February 2024 year

In Iran, 103 people were killed in an explosion near the cemetery where Soleimani is buried.

In Iran, 103 people were killed in an explosion near the cemetery where Soleimani is buried.

The number of victims of explosions that occurred in Kerman during funeral processions in memory of the fourth anniversary of the death of General Qasem Soleimani has increased to 103, the Young Journalists Club (YJC) agency reports, citing the republic’s emergency services.

“The head of Kerman’s emergency services said that following the death of a number of <…> victims of explosions during a terrorist attack that occurred on the road leading to (cemetery) Golzar-e Shahada, the death toll has increased to 103 <…> Number There are 141 injured, some of them are in serious condition,” the statement says.

Local authorities called the incident a terrorist attack.

According to the Iranian state agency Tasnim, two bags with bombs were lying at the entrance to the Gulzar Mausoleum building in the cemetery, which were probably detonated using a remote device.

On the night of January 3, 2020, the United States carried out an operation in Baghdad to eliminate the commander of the IRGC special forces, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. In Washington, they are considered involved in organizing the attack on the American embassy in Baghdad on December 31, 2019.

In response, Iran launched strikes on American bases in Iraq, including Ain al-Assad. Initially, then-US President Donald Trump and Pentagon officials said there were no casualties after the attack. Then the military was forced to admit that there were wounded. At the same time, their number was constantly increasing.