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Deadly Iran mosque blast reportedly not an attack
International Herald Tribune ^ | April 13, 2008 | Fredrik Dahl and Hashem Kalantari rueters

Posted on 04/13/2008 6:24:23 PM PDT by mdittmar

TEHRAN: A blast in a mosque in Iran that killed at least 12 people was an accident and not an attack, a senior official said on Sunday, but others cautioned the investigation into the cause was continuing.

Iranian media had reported that a bomb exploded in a crowded mosque in the southern city of Shiraz on Saturday evening. About 200 people were wounded and some were in a critical condition.

State television carried footage showing wooden debris and pieces of brick strewn on the mosque's carpet-covered floor and ambulances and fire engines rushing to the scene.

"Last night's explosion in Shiraz was as a consequence of an accident and not the planting of a bomb," the official IRNA news agency quoted the deputy interior minister in charge of national security, Abbas Mohtaj, as saying.

He did not give details, but state Press TV television said the blast may have been "caused by explosives left behind from an earlier exhibition commemorating" the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

The semi-official Fars News Agency carried a similar report.

"The cause of the incident was probably laxness since a defence fair was held at this place some time ago," it quoted the commander of security forces in the southern Fars province, Ali Moayedi, as saying.

(Excerpt) Read more at iht.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: mosque; workaccident; wot
ahmadinejad and rooters say,
"Nothing to see here,move along"
1 posted on 04/13/2008 6:24:24 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

They must be taking lessons from the FBI.


2 posted on 04/13/2008 6:25:43 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: mdittmar

This is what happens when you leave munitions laying around. Didn’t their mothers teach them to put their toys away after playing with them?


3 posted on 04/13/2008 6:30:01 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: nuconvert; LibreOuMort
As they say in Ballard, the Scandinavian district of Seattle:
Ya sure, ya betcha!

4 posted on 04/13/2008 6:31:57 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: mdittmar

Just as I figured; they were MAKING bombs...


5 posted on 04/13/2008 6:32:08 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: mdittmar

Could happen at any mosque. Someone must have thrown a cigarette butt near the weapons/explosives cache.


6 posted on 04/13/2008 6:32:13 PM PDT by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: mdittmar

On the job accident.


7 posted on 04/13/2008 6:34:48 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Men fight well when they know that no prisoners will be taken.)
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To: mdittmar

Never let inexperienced people build bombs during prayers.


8 posted on 04/13/2008 6:35:01 PM PDT by infantrywhooah (Hold your nose and vote in November. Even McCain is better than the alternatives)
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To: Right_Wing_Madman

“Someone must have thrown a cigarette butt”

Nah, they cut your fingers off for smoking.


9 posted on 04/13/2008 6:35:25 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Right_Wing_Madman

LOL!


10 posted on 04/13/2008 6:36:46 PM PDT by doc1019 (Acts 16:31, Romans 10:13 ... nuff said.)
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To: mdittmar
Yeah. Like Russian Roulette Sure. You leave live munitions around. How stoopid are you?
11 posted on 04/13/2008 6:37:01 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: mdittmar

Another work accident.


12 posted on 04/13/2008 6:37:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mdittmar

Yep, accident at the bomb factory.


13 posted on 04/13/2008 6:43:57 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: neodad

at least they looked at the damage first.


14 posted on 04/13/2008 6:44:33 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: mdittmar

IED construction class gone horribly -— right!!!


15 posted on 04/13/2008 6:44:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: tet68

“Another work accident.”

I hope they had workman’s comp.


16 posted on 04/13/2008 6:46:25 PM PDT by infantrywhooah (Hold your nose and vote in November. Even McCain is better than the alternatives)
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To: mdittmar

Jeff: What happened to the terrorist school?

Achmed: New guy.

17 posted on 04/13/2008 6:47:42 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's a fine line between Guardian Angel and Stalker.)
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To: mdittmar

Too many mullahs plus too many beans equals boom!


18 posted on 04/13/2008 6:47:54 PM PDT by reg45
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To: mdittmar

“A blast in a mosque in Iran that killed at least 12 people was an accident and not an attack”

“”caused by explosives left behind from an earlier exhibition commemorating”

For some reason my church doesn’t have exhibits like this .


19 posted on 04/13/2008 6:50:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: mdittmar

...the bomb making class goes badly...


20 posted on 04/13/2008 6:51:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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To: mdittmar
"It was not an attack."


21 posted on 04/13/2008 6:52:54 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Me no bottom man. Me top man.)
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To: mdittmar

They accidentally bombed their own mosque?


22 posted on 04/13/2008 7:05:04 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mdittmar

So how many virgins do they get for this? If they die in the cartoon jihad I heard they only get Alice the Goon.


23 posted on 04/13/2008 7:07:04 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: mdittmar

That’s why I never wear a suicide belt to the Mosque, you never know when those things can go off.


24 posted on 04/13/2008 7:13:57 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: mdittmar
Doesn't everyone know that mosques are jihad ammo dumps?
25 posted on 04/13/2008 8:16:16 PM PDT by DB
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To: mdittmar; knighthawk; SJackson; indcons

HA! Someone’s suicide belt went off prematurely.

There is justice.

I always suspected that’s what those mosques were really for.


26 posted on 04/13/2008 8:16:25 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: usmcobra

The Mosque’s Wednesday evening class in bomb making —— had a “dunce”...


27 posted on 04/13/2008 8:26:36 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat

Always hook up the green wire before the red wire.


28 posted on 04/13/2008 8:34:43 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: FReepaholic

According to this, and here eyewitnesses post their experience, there was a suitcase bomb.

http://plateauofiran.wordpress.com/2008/04/13/bomb-explosion-in-shiraz-whos-done-it/


29 posted on 04/13/2008 8:39:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: mdittmar

They were lighting their fatwas..


30 posted on 04/13/2008 10:25:52 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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