Twin Blasts Near Burial Site of General Soleimani in Kerman Leave Over 100 Dead and Scores Injured

In a tragic incident during a ceremony commemorating the fourth martyrdom anniversary of Iran's General Ghasem Soleimani, two terrorist explosions rocked the city of Kerman.

Iran (IMNA) - Located near the burial site of the revered general, these blasts claimed the lives of at least 103 people and left 188 others wounded, as reported by Iran's emergency organization.

Medical services anticipate that the casualty count may rise further, given the critical condition of some of the injured. The initial explosion occurred approximately 700 meters away from General Soleimani's grave, while the second blast took place roughly one kilometer from the site, according to IRNA sources.

Multiple Explosions Rock Kerman, Three Rescuers Killed

According to Tasnim news agency and IRNA, two bags loaded with explosives were remotely detonated, causing a series of explosions in Kerman. The first blast occurred at 14:50 local time, followed by a second explosion ten minutes later, as reported by Kerman Mayor Saeed Tabrizi. Tragically, three rescuers from Iran's Red Crescent Society lost their lives in the second blast.

In the aftermath of the incident, a crowd crush resulted in some injuries. However, officials have assured that all injured individuals have been promptly transferred to hospitals, and the situation is now under control.

Iranian Interior Minister Vows Swift Response to Unclaimed Attack

Iran's Interior Minister, Ahmad Vahidi, has stated in an interview with the Islamic Republic of Iran's News Network that a robust retaliation will be delivered to the perpetrators behind the recent attack. While no immediate claim of responsibility has been made, Vahidi emphasized that these bombings are part of an ongoing series of schemes aimed at targeting innocent civilians during national ceremonies. Iranian security services have already thwarted numerous similar plots. Vahidi reassured the public that the situation is currently under the control of the country's security forces.

Iran's Judiciary Chief Vows Swift Justice for Attack Perpetrators

Iran's Judiciary Chief, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, has pledged to swiftly hunt down and bring to justice those responsible for the recent attack. He attributed the attacks to terrorists backed by global powers who hold deep animosity towards General Soleimani. Mohseni-Ejei stated that these individuals sought revenge on the Iranian people after their previous attempts to destabilize the country were thwarted. It should be noted that General Soleimani, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and their companions, was assassinated in a US drone strike authorized by former President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

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