ISIS takes credit for explosions near Soleimani’s tomb in Iran

Islamic State claimed responsibility for two explosions that killed almost 100 people and injured scores at a ceremony in Iran commemorating Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone in 2020. The group issued a statement on its affiliate Telegram channels. Iranian state media reported that the first explosion was caused by a suicide bomber, based on evidence including CCTV footage. The explosions occurred at a ceremony at the cemetery where Soleimani is buried in the city of Kerman. The death toll was reported at 95, with 211 others injured, making it the deadliest attack in the history of the Islamic Republic.