Suicide bombing at Iran mosque kills scores during Shia holiday


Ian Black and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Guardian
December 15, 2010

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Iran’s biggest Shia religious holiday was overshadowed by a suicide bombing today that killed 41 people in eastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. It was claimed by a Sunni rebel group.

The attack at the Imam Hussein mosque in the port city of Chabahar, close to the Pakistani border, happened during a religious ceremony on the eve of Ashoura.

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More than 50 people were injured in the attack involving four bombers, two of whom detonated explosives attached to their belts. A third was shot at by Iran’s intelligence service and the fourth was arrested, the Fars news agency said.

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