Iranian soldier kills 5 comrades in southeastern city where ISIS attack killed dozens

An Iranian soldier opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing five of them in the southeastern city of Kerman, where 94 people were killed in a bombing attack earlier this month, Iranian state TV reports.

State TV says the shooting happened when the soldier arrived at a barracks dormitory and opened fire on the resting soldiers. It says the motive is not immediately clear and the suspect, who is not identified, is at large. No other details are released.

The report says the attack took place in Kerman some 830 kilometers (515 miles), southeast of the capital Tehran.

Kerman was the scene of two deadly explosions earlier this month that killed 94 people and wounded hundreds of others during an anniversary ceremony for the death of an Iranian general killed in a 2020 US drone strike in Iraq. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility.

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