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Iran's Information Ministry confirms discovery of mortar launcher in Qom

Iran's Information Ministry confirmed a report that it had foiled a terrorist attempt to attack the holy shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) in Qom on March 2, the same day that Iraqi holy shrines were attacked, IRNA reported from Tehran.

The Information Ministry said that the Islamic Republic of Iran Police (IRIP) has acknowledged that the police have found a mortar launcher, without any shells, on a farm near the entry point of the city.

The matter is under investigation, the Ministry said in a statement.

In a series of terrorist attacks against pilgrims of the holy shrines in Karbala and Kazemein, Iraq, at least 170 pilgrims were martyred and 500 maimed or wounded including 49 Iranian pilgrims who died in the bomb blast in Iraq.

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