A terrorist attack in Iranian southern city of Kerman brutally killed at least 103 people. The terrorists targeted the people attending the anniversary event held for the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
‘Terrorist attacks’ brought about by two explosions killed over a hundred people and injured numerous others in Iranian city of Kerman. Iranian sources reported hours ago that the explosions happened during an event honoring military commander Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by an American drone four years ago.
During a commemorative ceremony at the cemetery where the Iranian General and former head of IRGC Quds Force is buried, Iranian official television initially confirmed a first explosion and then a second one.
Two bombs placed along the path that goes to Kerman’s Martyrs’ Cemetery were remotely blasted by terrorists,” an anonymous source informed the local media. A spokesman for Iranian emergency services was quoted as claiming that 170 people had been hurt while 73 one lost their lives. The figures were then revised to show that the number of victims surpassed 100.
Iranian media released footage that showed scores of dead lying about and people trying to save the surviving. Others, terrified of more explosions, rushing to escape the disaster zone.
“In spite of all the safety precautions and security procedures, a tremendous boom was heard there,” the head of the Kerman Red Crescent Society, said in local TV. He also added that the investigations are underway. During the event, injured individuals were attended by Red Crescent volunteers. To commemorate Soleimani’s death anniversary, thousands of Iranians had assembled in the cemetry. According to certain Iranian news media, there were far more injuries.
“The injured and wounded in the region are currently being evacuated. The work is difficult and there is a large throng, and there are obstacles in the way,” Fallah remarked.
2020 saw Iran and the US come dangerously close to a full-scale war after Tehran attacked two U.S. military outposts in Iraq in retribution for the U.S. killing Soleimani with in a drone ttack at Baghdad airport.
As the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) special Quds force, which operates abroad, Soleimani oversaw covert operations abroad and played a significant role in Iran’s protracted effort to annihilate ISIS and other terrorist groups in the Middle East.
Two coordinated terrorist strikes within Iran in 2017 have been carried executed by five ISIS militants, among other notable recent terrorist occurrences. There were strikes on the Iranian parliamentary building and the Ruhollah Khomeini mausoleum in Tehran, resulting in the deaths of 17 people and 43 injuries. Tehran asserts that it has prevented many more ISIS assaults within Iran that were intended for common people.
The Iranian interior minister vowed a hard revenge to the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in Kerman. Avoiding to refer to the potential suspects, Vahidi emphasized that the security forces in Iran are on high alert.