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"Shocked And Saddened": India Expresses Solidarity With Iran After Twin Bombings That Killed Over 100 People

Nishtha Anushree

Jan 04, 2024, 04:25 PM | Updated 04:25 PM IST

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi of Iran with PM Narendra Modi
President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi of Iran with PM Narendra Modi

On Thursday (4 January), India expressed its support for Iran, which has suffered the loss of over 100 lives due to two bombings in the southeastern city of Kerman.

Newly-appointed spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, Randhir Jaiswal wrote on X, “We are shocked and saddened on the terrible bombings in the Kerman City of Iran. At this difficult time, we express our solidarity with the government and people of Iran.”

Iranian authorities have reported that over 100 individuals were killed and many more injured during a memorial event for the esteemed commander Qassem Soleimani, who lost his life in a 2020 U.S. drone strike.

"Terrorists remotely detonated two explosive devices that were strategically placed along the path to the Martyrs' Cemetery in Kerman," revealed an anonymous official to the state-run news agency, IRNA.

Jaiswal conveyed, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and with the wounded."

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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