Bombs at Soleimani grave detonated remotely, says Revolutionary Guard-linked news site

The pair of bombs that detonated near the grave of slain Iranian general Qasem Soleimani were set off by remote control, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reports, quoting informed sources.

“Two bags carrying bombs went off” at the site, says the news outlet, which is considered close to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, whose Quds Force Soleimani headed before his 2020 assassination.

At least 170 people were wounded in twin bombings alongside at least 73 deaths, state media says.

The state-run ISNA news agency quotes Kerman mayor Saeed Tabrizi as saying the bombs exploded 10 minutes apart.

Online footage shows crowds scrambling to flee as security personnel cordoned off the area.

Images on state television show ambulances and rescue personnel in the area.

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