Two Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill 38 in Iran

Two suicide attacks killed at least 38 people and injured dozens of others in the southeastern Iranian coastal city of Chabahar Wednesday morning, according to Iranian sources.

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The explosions took place outside a mosque and inside a crowd of Muslim worshipers, according to the semi-official Iran News Agency. It said that 60 people were rushed to hospitals.

The attacks targeted pilgrims on “Ashura,” marking a Shi’ite day of mourning for the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. No information was immediately available about the perpetrators, nor has any terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Chabahar region includes a large Sunni Muslim population, whose leaders face discrimination by the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is the headquarters of the Jundullah terrorist group, which previously has carried out attacks on Shi’ite Muslims.


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