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February 26, 2021

38 die in suicide bombings outside Shiite mosque in Iran

Suicide bombings outside the Imam Hussein Mosque in Chabahar in southeastern Iran killed at least 38 people and injured dozens more Wednesday, state-run news agencies reported, quoted by CNN. The Red Crescent relief agency told the semi-official ISNA news agency that the toll could rise. Mohammad Yaghoub Jedgal, a deputy with the Chabahar parliament, told the IRNA news agency that about 50 to 60 victims had been rushed to medical centers for treatment. The governor of Chabahar said a suspect has been taken into custody. The violence comes as Shiite Muslims across the world are observing a period of mourning commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the prophet Mohammed’s grandson and one of Shiite Islam’s holiest figures.

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