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Funeral service for the victims of Kerman: More than 90 dead, around 280 injured

Photo: Iranian Presidency / IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Iran has reported more arrests following Wednesday's devastating terror attack. 32 people have been detained in connection with the double suicide bombing in Kerman, the state news agency Irna reported on Sunday, citing the provincial prosecutor. The terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iran's government has been waging the fight against IS for some time. In recent months, 23 suspected IS members have already been arrested and more than 60 bombs have been found. On Friday, Iran's intelligence service reported on the arrests.

The attack was aimed at a funeral service to mark the anniversary of the death of General Qasem Soleimani in his hometown. Two attackers had killed more than 90 people and injured around 280 others. It was the deadliest attack in the 45-year history of the Islamic Republic.

The Sunni IS regards the Shiite majority in Iran as apostates from Islam and despises them. A regional branch of ISIS is active in neighboring Afghanistan.

In the Afghan capital Kabul, there was an attack on a minibus on Saturday, which was also claimed by IS. Two people were killed and 14 injured in the IED attack in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood.