Double Bombing in Iran, 26 Dead

26 dead and more than 300 wounded after a terrorist attack on a Shia Muslim mosque in Iran.

Maayana Miskin , | updated: 12:36 AM

Iranian troops among the victims
Iranian troops among the victims
Israel news photo: Fars News

Authorities said Friday that 26 were killed and more than 300 wounded in a double suicide bombing in an Iranian mosque on Thursday. The attack took place in the city of Zahedan in the southeast of the country.

The target of the bombing was a Shia mosque located in a largely Sunni area. Shia-Sunni tensions have led to frequent bloodshed in neighboring Iraq. Tensions with the Sunni minority are not unknown in Iran either, and a Sunni terrorist group known as the Jundallah has carried out several bombings in recent years.

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards are reported to be among the victims.

The attackers used a trick frequently used by Palestinian Authority bombers and other terrorists to increase the casualty count: they detonated one bomb, then waited for rescue workers and concerned citizens to rush to the victims' aid before detonating the second bomb, slaughtering those who had come to help.

The first bomb was carried out by a bomber dressed as a woman, who detonated his device while standing in a crowd outside the building, according to Iranian media.