The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the double suicide bombing during a memorial service for IRGC General Qasem Soleimani in the city of Kerman, Iran, which left at least 84 dead and over 250 others wounded.
In a statement, the terror group said:
“By the grace of God Almighty, and within the campaign “And kill them wherever you find them,” the two martyrs (Omar Al-Muwahid) and (Saif Allah Al-Mujahid) – may God Almighty accept them – set out towards a large gathering of polytheist Shiites, near the grave of their dead leader “Qassem Soleimani” in the city of Kerman, southern Iran. Yesterday, they detonated their explosive belts in the middle of the crowd, killing and wounding more than 300 polytheist Shiites. Praise be to God. Let the polytheist Shiites know that the Mujahideen are waiting for them and their projects, God Almighty willing.”