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Iran terror attack claims 39 lives

Source: Press TV

At least 39 mourners commemorating the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam have been killed in a terror attack in the southeastern Iranian city of Chabahar.


According to medics, at least 39 people, including women and children, have been killed and many more wounded in the attack which occurred at the Imam Hussein mosque in Chabahar on Wednesday when Iranians were attending the religious Tasua ceremony.

Anti-Iran terrorist group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group obtained explosive belts from Saudi Arabia, Press TV has learned.

An official from the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Mahmoud Mozaffar, said over 50 people have also been injured in the attack. At least 13 of those wounded are in critical condition.

Chabahar governor Ali Bateni said security forces have arrested one of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack.

"Terrorists aimed to carry out their second attack in the midst of another group of mourners but the vigilance and timely reaction of the security and civil forces neutralized a good part of their plot," IRIBNews quoted Chabahar Governor Ali Bateni as saying.

Officials say they have been receiving bomb threats over the past three days.

Meanwhile, an official with the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said three terrorists, who entered Iran from one of the neighboring countries, planned to carry out blind attacks in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

"One of them was killed in a clash with Intelligence Ministry forces," IRIBNews quoted the informed source as saying.

The second terrorist was arrested when trying to escape the country, but unfortunately the third terrorist was able to carry out his attack, the Intelligence Ministry official said.

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