Twin bomb blasts in southern Iran have resulted in a devastating tragedy, leaving a death toll of at least 91 people. The incident occurred during a memorial ceremony for former Revolutionary Guards chief Qasem Soleimani, near his tomb. Soleimani had been killed in a US drone strike in Iraq back in January 2020.
The shocking attack was captured in a video that has emerged online, showing the moment one of the bombs detonated. This unfortunate event marks the deadliest attack in Iran since 1978, when a tragic cinema arson incident claimed over 370 lives.
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the bomb blasts. According to the group, two of its members triggered explosive belts during the gathering. Iranian authorities have revealed that one of the suicide bombers was of Tajik nationality. However, the identity of the second attacker is still being investigated.
In response, Iranian authorities have taken swift action to bring those involved to justice. Across six provinces in Iran, at least 11 suspects have been apprehended in connection with the attack. This nationwide effort reflects the government’s determination to hold accountable those responsible for this heinous act.
The impact of this incident has reverberated through the nation, as Iranians mourn the loss of their fellow compatriots. The international community has offered condolences to Iran, expressing solidarity during this difficult time. Leaders from various countries have condemned the attack and reaffirmed their commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms.
As investigations continue, it is imperative for authorities to uncover the full extent of the plot, identify all individuals involved, and take measures to prevent such tragedies from happening again. The people of Iran, united in grief, now hope for justice to be served and for peace to prevail in their nation.