Kerman bombings

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Kerman bombings
Part of assassination and terrorism in Iran and Islamic terrorism
The site of the bombings on the route towards the Martyrs' Cemetery with the dome of the Saheb al-Zaman mosque visible in the background
LocationKerman, Iran
Date3 January 2024
15:50–16:00 IRDT (UTC+03:30)
Attack type
PerpetratorsISIS (claimed responsibility)[3]

On 3 January 2024, a commemorative ceremony marking the assassination of Qasem Soleimani at his tomb in eastern Kerman, Iran was attacked by two bomb explosions. The attacks killed at least 84 people on the spot and injured 284 others[4] while few others died in hospital. The Iranian government declared the bombings a terrorist attack,[5] making it the deadliest such incident in the country since 1979.[6]

The next day, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Death toll in Islamic State-claimed suicide blasts rises to 91". AP News. 6 January 2024.
  2. "Confusion, speculation in Iran after twin blasts kill more than 80 people". Al Jazeera. 4 January 2024.
  3. "Middle East crisis live: Islamic State claims responsibility for Iran attack that killed at least 83". The Guardian. 4 January 2024. ISSN 0261-3077.
  4. "Iran revises down death toll from Kerman attacks to 84". Xinhua News Agency. 4 January 2024.
  5. "Twin bomb blasts near Iran general Qasem Soleimani's tomb kill 73 – state TV". BBC. 3 January 2024. Archived from the original on 3 January 2024. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  6. "Iran says at least 103 people killed, 141 wounded in blasts at ceremony honoring slain general". Associated Press. 3 January 2024. Archived from the original on 3 January 2024. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  7. "Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Iran attack, Tehran vows revenge". Reuters. 4 January 2024. Retrieved 4 January 2024.