Eight killed as bomb goes off in Iranian mosque

April 13th, 2008 - 2:37 am ICT by admin  

Tehran, April 13 (DPA) At least eight people were killed and more than 50 injured when a bomb exploded in a mosque in southern Iran Saturday, Fars news agency reported. The bomb went off during a speech by a local cleric in the mosque in the city of Shiraz in Fars province.

The agency said that the death toll might go up as many of those injured are in a critical condition.

An emergency meeting was immediately convened at the governor’s office, and all nearby streets leading to the mosque have been sealed off by police and security forces.

No further details were immediately available and there was no indication who might be behind the attack.

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