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About 100 people killed in bomb blasts near Iran general Qasem Soleimani's tomb

At least 103 people have been killed, 140 more have been injured by two bomb explosions near the tomb of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in the city of Kerman in southeastern Iran. Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported.

Those gathered were attending a ceremony marking the fourth anniversary of the death of General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qasem Soleimani. Iranian authorities called the incident a terrorist attack.

The first explosion was heard on the road leading to the cemetery, where dozens of people gathered to honor the memory of Soleimani, who was killed by order of former U.S. President Donald Trump on January 3, 2020.

The second explosion, as Tasnim reports, came 13 minutes after the first one.

Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of an elite unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was assassinated on the night of January 3, 2020. Under then U.S. President Donald Trump, a special operation to eliminate the general was carried out because he intended to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

In response, Iran launched missile strikes on two Iraqi military bases where military personnel from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State terrorist group were stationed.