Twin Blasts in Iran: 103 Dead; The Attack Near the Tomb of Qasem Soleimani

In a tragic incident near the tomb of Qasem Soleimani, 103 people lost their lives in a twin blast carried out by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The explosion occurred during the annual commemoration of the fourth death anniversary of Qasem Soleimani, the former general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The blast, marking the fourth anniversary of Soleimani’s death, took place with over 200 injured individuals reported, and the death toll is expected to rise, according to initial reports.

The Nature of the Attack

Initial reports suggest that a bomb remote-controlled through a suitcase was used in the attack, indicating a deliberate act of terrorism. The explosion rocked the city of Kerman in southeastern Iran, and while the first reports suggested a gas explosion, official confirmation on the nature of the incident was awaited. Notably, this isn’t the first time the region has experienced such an unfortunate event, with previous incidents not leading to any official stabilization measures.

The Scene of the Tragedy

The city of Kerman, located in southeastern Iran, witnessed the explosion. The first explosion occurred during the local morning hours, precisely at the beginning of the annual event. The incident unfolded swiftly, with the first explosion followed by a second one within 15 minutes, leaving the authorities struggling to manage the crisis effectively.

Emergency services promptly arrived at the scene, evacuating the area and transporting the injured to various regional hospitals. The severity of injuries varies, with some victims already in critical condition. The chaos ensued as residents and tourists gathered for the commemoration event were caught off guard by the blasts.

Past Incidents and Tensions

This tragic event adds to the history of tensions and security concerns in the region. Notably, Kerman experienced a drone attack on the Baghdad International Airport in January 2020, resulting in the death of Qasem Soleimani. The responsibility for the drone attack was claimed by the United States, further escalating tensions in the already volatile region.


As the investigation into the twin blasts near the tomb of Qasem Soleimani unfolds, the Iranian authorities face the challenging task of ensuring the safety of the people and understanding the motives behind this devastating attack. The international community watches closely, hoping for stability in the region and seeking justice for the victims of this senseless act.


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