Bombing at Mosque in Southern Iran Kills 9 and Injures 105

April 13, 2008


Source: The New York Times

A powerful bomb exploded at a mosque in the southern city of Shiraz Saturday evening, killing at least nine people and injuring 105, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported.

The bomb exploded at 9 p.m. at the Shohada mosque, where the secretary to the city’s Friday Prayer leader preached every week about the Wahhabi faith, an austere version of Sunni Islam, and Bahaism, a religion the Iranian government condemns, the news agency reported.

The bomb went off in the men’s section and many of the wounded were in critical condition, the news agency added.