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Tehran to Respond Terrorists’ Killing of Iranian Nationals in Battleground: IRGC Commander

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that the terrorists' killing of Iranian pilgrims near Baghdad will be responded in the battleground.

"They will be well responded in the current battlegrounds," General Salami said in a televised interview on Sunday.

He said that the terrorists committed the crime in retaliation for their defeats from the resistance front which is inspired by the Islamic Revolution.

Stressing that war against terrorism continues in extensive fronts, he said that the terrorists are actually field mercenaries of the US, certain European countries, the Zionist regime and the US regional allies, specially Saudi Arabia.

A truck bomb went off in the Shoumeli village, 120 kilometers Southeast of Baghdad on Friday, targeting vehicles loaded with passengers most of them Iranians who were returning home from the holy shrines in Iraq after Arbaeen rituals.

Reports so far put the number of the dead at more than 100, including Iranians, with a lot more injured.

After the incident, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei extended his condolences to the bereaved Iranian families who lost their beloved ones in the recent terrorist attack in Iraq and a train collision incident in Iran, and called on the Muslim states to keep more vigilant against the danger of Takfiri terrorism.

"The criminal and cruel Takfiri groups, which have been blinded and their nasty plots have been defused by the massive Arbaeen rallies (towards the holy city of Karbala in Southern Iraq) and the unique security established during the pilgrims' presence, took revenge cowardly and heinously and showed again their evil face and filthy nature to every one," Ayatollah Khamenei said in a message on Saturday.

"We also hear bitter and shocking news from other regions of the world, including Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, about their (Takfiri terrorists') brothers in arms, which renews the warning to all Muslims and all those who care about the danger of the Takfiri stream and the governments that support them," he added, FNA reported.

Source; Al Alam

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