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regular-article-logo Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Shocked, saddened: India on bombings in Iran's Kerman city

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said Iran is taking 'legal and international actions' over the terror attacks in Kerman

PTI New Delhi Published 04.01.24, 02:59 PM
People gather at the site of an explosion in the city of Kerman, about 510 miles (820 kilometres) southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran.

People gather at the site of an explosion in the city of Kerman, about 510 miles (820 kilometres) southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran. PTI picture.

India on Thursday said it is shocked and saddened over the "terrible" bombings in Iran's Kerman city, and expressed solidarity with the government and people of the Gulf nation.

At least 95 people were killed and many others injured on Wednesday in two bomb explosions near the cemetery of slain Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a drone strike in 2020.

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"We are shocked and saddened on the terrible bombings in the Kerman City of Iran. At this difficult time, we express our solidarity with the government and people of Iran," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and with the wounded," he said on 'X'.

The people killed and injured had gathered at a ceremony near Soleimani's cemetery to commemorate the commander on his fourth death anniversary.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said Iran is taking "legal and international actions" over the terror attacks in Kerman.

"Based on preliminary information from official sources, this ministry has initiated immediate legal and international actions through the United Nations regarding the terrorist attack in Kerman," Amirabdollahian said in post on 'X'.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a message following the attacks in which he warned "criminals" of punishment and a hard response over the tragedy, according to IRNA news agency.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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