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Viet Nam strongly condemns bombing in Southeastern Iran

VGP – Viet Nam strongly condemns the bombing in Kerman city in Southeastern Iran on January 3, which claimed hundreds of lives and injuries, Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Pham Thu Hang told reporters.

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January 05, 2024 1:44 PM GMT+7
Viet Nam strongly condemns bombing in Southeastern Iran- Ảnh 1.

The spokeswoman of MOFA, Pham Thu Hang

The Spokeswoman of MOFA, Pham Thu Hang, made the above statement on January 4 while answering a reporter's query on Viet Nam's response to the bombing.

Viet Nam would like to extend its deep condolences to the Government and people of Iran and the families of the victims, said Pham, expressing his belief that those who staged the attack must be appropriately punished.

Two explosions occurred in a tunnel about 1km from the cemetery, where a memorial service for senior commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qassem Soleimani was taking place.

Iranian state media said the number of people killed in a terrorist attack near a cemetery in the city of Kerman same name on January 3 had increased to 103 people.

According to Iran's official news agency, IRNA, the number of deaths increased because those who were too seriously injured could not survive.

IRNA added that there are currently 141 other people injured, some of whom are in critical condition./.