Jan 3, 2024, 9:09 PM
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Iran declares national day of mourning over Kerman terrorist attacks

Kerman, IRNA – Iran has announced a national day of mourning following terrorist blasts, which left 103 martyrs and 211 injured in southeastern city of Kerman.

The Iranian administration announced Thursday, the day of national mourning, while Kerman province declared three days of mourning.

The Commission of National-Security and Foreign-Policy of Iran’s parliament plans to dispatch a delegation to Kerman to inspect different aspects of the terrorist act.

Abolfazl Amouei, spokesman for the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, underlined that the attack indicated Martyr General Qassem Soleimani’s fight against terrorism was the right path, which will be continued strongly.

A police spokesperson also declared that three police officers were martyred while they were trying to assist people who were targetted in Kerman explosions. Some other news sources reported on social media that four police officers were martyred in this terrorist incident.

Two explosions came on the day people were holding a memorial service for General Qassem Soleimani, the late IRGC commander who was assassinated in a US drone strike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 3, 2020. Martyr Soleimani, who is originally from Iran’s Kerman province, was buried in the Martyrs Cemetery of the provincial capital.


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