Nine dead, scores injured after bombing in Iran

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A map showing the location of Shiraz
A mosque in Shiraz

According to Agence France-Presse, ten people have been killed and 160 wounded in an explosion at a mosque in southern Iran.

The bomb exploded in the city of Shiraz, which, in addition to being the capital of the Fars Province, is the fifth most populous city in Iran.

Saideh Ghorbani, who witnessed the bombing, said that at "around 9:15 pm, after the sermon, the sound of an explosion resounded in the section reserved for men and a cloud of dust billowed up to the sky."

The perpetrators of the bombing are not yet known.