How Did Qasem Soleimani Die?

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At least 103 people were killed and 141 injured in twin explosions in the Iranian city of Kerman on Wednesday, which the authorities called a terror act. This was reported by the state media. The blasts happened close to the grave of military chief Qasem Soleimani.

The explosions occurred on the same day as the fourth anniversary of Soleimani’s death from an American air strike, and they could heighten tensions in the region, which have been rising since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.

According to IRNA, the first explosion happened 2,300 feet (700 meters) from Soleimani’s grave, and the second happened 0.6 miles (1 kilometre) away, as pilgrims were at the site.

How Did Qasem Soleimani Die?

On Wednesday, April 4, 2017, a US airstrike carried out in former president Donald Trump’s direction killed Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport.

The initial explosion near Soleimani’s mausoleum appeared to have been caused by a bomb stashed in a suitcase inside a Peugeot 405 car, according to IRINN, another state news channel.

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that the first explosion happened at 3:00 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET) in an interview with Iran’s official news network IRIB. Vahidi claimed that another deadly explosion happened twenty minutes after the first one, just as more pilgrims were coming to help the injured.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosives.

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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