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Iran: At least 103 killed in blasts at ceremony for slain general Qassim Soleimani

BY (The Associated Press), Jan 3, 2024 2:49 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

United Arab Emirates - Iran says explosions at an event honoring a prominent Iranian general slain in a U.S. airstrike in 2020 have killed at least 103 people and wounded 141 others.

Iranian state media call them a ``terroristic'' attack. No group has immediately claimed responsibility. The blasts on Wednesday struck an event marking the the fourth anniversary of the killing of Gen.

Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force. who died in Iraq in January 2020. The explosions occurred near his grave site in Kerman, about 820 kilometers (510 miles) southeast of the capital, Tehran.

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