The attack perpetrated on Wednesday in Iran was claimed by the Islamic State organization on Thursday January 4. The double explosion took place near the tomb of General Ghassem Soleimani, former architect of Iranian military operations in the Middle East, whose death the country commemorated in 2020. The latest report shows 84 deaths during the ‘attack.

On its Telegram channels, the jihadist group announced that two of its members “activated their explosive belt” in the middle of “a large gathering of apostates, near the grave of their leader Ghassem Soleimani yesterday in Kerman, in the southern Iran”.

This is the deadliest attack in Iran since 1978, according to Agence France-Presse archives, when an arson attack left at least 377 dead in a cinema in Abadan.

A political advisor to the Iranian president then accused the United States and Israel. Washington had rejected any involvement in this deadly attack.