Erdogan offers condolences to the “terrorist attacks” victims in Iran

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered his condolences to the Iranian people over the victims of the “despicable terrorist attacks” that took place in Iran’s Kerman province.

Erdogan said in a blog post on the “X” social media platform: “We were deeply saddened by the despicable terrorist attacks that took place in the Iranian province of Kerman.”

He also added: “I ask God for mercy for those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks, and I wish a speedy recovery for the injured.” He continued: “I extend my condolences to the friendly and brotherly Iranian people.”

103 people were killed as a result of two explosions that occurred on Wednesday near the shrine of the late Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, in Kerman Province, southern Iran.

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The Iranian IRNA news agency, quoting the emergency services, reported that the number of people injured as a result of the two explosions reached 141.

Two explosions occurred 10 minutes apart on a road witnessing activities commemorating the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Soleimani by an American air strike in Iraq in 2020.

Kerman Province is witnessing ceremonies and events commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Soleimani, amid turnout from all Iranian regions.