84 killed in twin bomb blasts on 4th anniversary of General Soleimani in Iran
Atleast 84 people were killed and 170 injured in a twin bomb blasts on the fourth anniversary of martyred Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in southeastern city of Kerman.
The explosives were loaded in two suitcases which were remotely detonated at the procession route. The explosions occurred in quick succession near the grave of late general Qasem Soleimani.
The first explosion occurred some 700 meters from the grave of General Soleimani at 14:50 local time and the second blast 15 minutes later, about one kilometer away from the grave of General Soleimani.
General Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), and their companions were assassinated in a US drone strike authorized by then-US President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.