Skip to comments.Deadly Iran mosque blast reportedly not an attack
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.
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They must be taking lessons from the FBI.
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?
Ya sure, ya betcha!
Just as I figured; they were MAKING bombs...
Could happen at any mosque. Someone must have thrown a cigarette butt near the weapons/explosives cache.
On the job accident.
Never let inexperienced people build bombs during prayers.
“Someone must have thrown a cigarette butt”
Nah, they cut your fingers off for smoking.
Another work accident.
Yep, accident at the bomb factory.
at least they looked at the damage first.
IED construction class gone horribly -— right!!!
“Another work accident.”
I hope they had workman’s comp.
Jeff: What happened to the terrorist school?
Achmed: New guy.
Too many mullahs plus too many beans equals boom!
“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 .
...the bomb making class goes badly...
They accidentally bombed their own mosque?
So how many virgins do they get for this? If they die in the cartoon jihad I heard they only get Alice the Goon.
That’s why I never wear a suicide belt to the Mosque, you never know when those things can go off.
HA! Someone’s suicide belt went off prematurely.
There is justice.
I always suspected that’s what those mosques were really for.
The Mosque’s Wednesday evening class in bomb making —— had a “dunce”...
Always hook up the green wire before the red wire.
According to this, and here eyewitnesses post their experience, there was a suitcase bomb.
They were lighting their fatwas..
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