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Massive blast in Kerman city of Iran, news of 20 people killed, many people injured in the blast

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Massive blast in Kerman city of Iran

Iran News: A massive explosion has occurred near a cemetery in Kerman city of Iran. At least 20 people died in this blast. According to media reports, Commander Qasim Sulemani is buried in this cemetery. At least 20 people have been killed after at least two explosions near a cemetery in the city of Kerman where slain commander Qassem Soleimani is buried, reports said. The fourth anniversary of his death was being observed in Iran on Wednesday. Iranian state media reported two explosions in the city of Kerman near a cemetery.

20 people confirmed dead, figure may increase

Iranian state television reported a first and then a second explosion during celebrations in the south-eastern city of Kerman, saying at least 20 people were killed. This figure may increase further. “The explosions were caused by terrorist attacks,” state media quoted a local official in Kerman province as saying. Earlier a news channel had earlier said that “several gas canisters exploded on the road leading to the cemetery”.

News of 50 people injured

State TV showed Red Crescent rescue workers tending to injured people at the ceremony, where hundreds of Iranians gathered to mark the anniversary of Soleimani’s death. Some Iranian news agencies said at least 50 people were injured.

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