Amid escalating tensions between Israel and Palestine, as well as increasing hostility in the Red Sea region, Iran unexpectedly experienced a significant terrorist attack in the city of Kerman, leading to a substantial number of civilian casualties. According to reports, a series of explosions occurred on the road leading to the tomb of Qasem Soleimani, a high-ranking Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander, resulting in at least 73 deaths and 170 injuries. The scale of the attack has shocked the world, with its brutality and targeting of ordinary civilians comparable only to Israeli ground operations in Gaza in recent years.
Iranian officials have labeled these explosions as terrorist attacks. Investigations are underway to determine the perpetrators and their motives. The location near Soleimani’s tomb suggests a targeted and politically motivated attack, possibly by internal Iranian opposition or external forces with substantial intelligence networks within Iran. Many suspect Israel and Western powers to be indirectly involved through supported terrorist organizations, given the recent heightened tensions between Iran and Israel, as well as Iran’s involvement in the Red Sea conflict.
The final culprit, yet to be identified, will likely face severe retaliation from Iran. Should Israel or Western nations be found responsible, this could trigger direct conflict between Iran and these powers, potentially leading to further destabilization in the Middle East.