103 killed, 141 injured in explosions in Iran’s Kerman

Tehran, (UNI) The number of victims killed in the explosions in the Iranian city of Kerman has now exceeded 103, with over 141 people injured, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

The head of the Kerman emergency department said that 103 people were killed and another 141 were injured as a result of the two explosions near the burial site of Qasem Soleimani, the former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force.

The first explosion occurred on Wednesday afternoon at a cemetery in Kerman, and minutes later a second blast targeted the road leading to the cemetery, IRNA reported.

A mourning procession was taking place to mark the fourth anniversary of the death Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3, 2020.

Tehran imposed sanctions against a number of US citizens over their involvement in the assassination.

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