81 Dead So Far in Tragic Blasts Near General Soleimani's Tomb in Kerman on Martyrdom Anniversary

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.03 - 2024 3:20 PM CET

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81 Dead So Far in Tragic Blasts Near General Soleimani's Tomb in Kerman on Martyrdom Anniversary.

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In the southern Iranian city of Kerman, a somber event turned tragic as two explosions occurred near the tomb of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, coinciding with the fourth anniversary of his martyrdom.

This is reported by Tehran Times.

The blasts resulted in at least 81 fatalities and 171 injuries, marking a day of mourning with unexpected violence.

The explosions, which were heard in quick succession near General Soleimani's tomb, prompted immediate action from rescue teams who rushed to the scene to assist the injured.

The cause of the explosions remains unclear, with no details yet disclosed about why they took place.

The city of Kerman witnessed an influx of thousands of visitors who had come to pay their respects at the tomb of General Soleimani. He was assassinated during a U.S. drone attack in Baghdad in early 2020, an event that has continued to resonate deeply within Iran and the broader region.

The anniversary, meant to be a commemoration of Soleimani's life and legacy, was instead marred by these unexpected and deadly blasts, adding a layer of sorrow to an already solemn occasion.

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