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Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 19:14 IST

BREAKING: 106 dead, in Iran after 2 blasts near General Qasem Soleimani's grave

Two powerful explosions echoed near the grave of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Reported by: Isha Bhandari
BREAKING: 106 dead, in Iran after 2 blasts near General Qasem Soleimani's grave
BREAKING: 106 dead, in Iran after 2 blasts near General Qasem Soleimani's grave | Image:Social media
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Iran: At least 106 people have been killed and nearly over 200 injured as two powerful explosions echoed near the grave of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, coinciding with the solemn anniversary of his death in a US drone strike in Iraq. The blasts occurred on Wednesday near the Saheb al-Zaman Mosque in Kerman, southern Iran, where the revered military figure is buried.

Reports from AFP quoted local media, stating, "Huge explosion heard near Saheb al-Zaman Mosque," referring to the burial site of the head of foreign operations of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. The initial explosion was followed by a second blast in quick succession, intensifying concerns and raising questions about the nature and origin of the incidents.

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The timing of the explosions, on the anniversary of Soleimani's assassination, adds a layer of significance and raises speculation about potential motives. 

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 17:58 IST

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