Tehran, Jan 04: Iranian authorities on Thursday said twin blasts in Kerman near a cemetery where slain commander Qassem Soleimani is buried, killed 84 people and morethan 200 wounded.
Tehran’s official news agency IRNA quoted Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi as saying that “according to forensic statistics, the number of martyrs from this incident has been announced as 84 so far.”
Miadfar said 284 had been injured in what authorities labelled a “terrorist attack” in the southern city of Kerman. He added that “195 are still hospitalised”.
The blasts on Wednesday ripped through a crowd commemorating Revolutionary Guards general Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a 2020 US strike in Baghdad.
No group has claimed responsibility, but the blasts came amid high tensions over the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza and the killing of a senior Hamas leader in Lebanon on Tuesday.