Iran funerals for terror victims
In Iran, funerals have been held for the victims of a recent terrorist attack in the southern city of Shiraz. In the city of Mashhad, thousands of mourners turned out for the funeral service. They chanted slogans, condemning terrorism and those behind the crime. Another funeral was also held in Shiraz earlier in the day. At least 15 people were confirmed dead in the Wednesday terrorist attack, among them women and children. Over two dozen others were also wounded. A gunman started shooting from one of the entrances of the shrine. He then headed to the main compound firing randomly at pilgrims and staff. The assailant was finally injured by security forces and later succumbed to his wounds in the hospital. The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
‘UK behind Nord Stream pipeline blast’
Russia accuses the United Kingdom of involvement in explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipes in the black sea. The defense ministry spokesman also accused British Navy of helping Ukraine plan a drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The UK’s defense ministry has rejected both claims that the British navy was involved in attacks on Nord stream and Russia’s fleet. In late September, powerful explosions rocked the pipelines of the Nord Stream network followed by massive leaks of fuel and unprecedented damage. Russia and several European countries called the incident sabotage. Moscow says western countries did not allow it to participate in international investigations of the explosions. The gas pipelines are at the center of an energy standoff between the West and Russia.
Somalia car bombings
At least a dozen people, including women and children are killed after two explosions rock Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Police say near two dozen others are wounded. The first explosion hit the walls of the education ministry, smashing windows in the vicinity. Minutes later, the second explosion happened as ambulances arrived and people rushed to help the victims. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabab frequently carries out bombing and gun attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere. The group has been fighting in Somalia, seeking to topple the central government there and establish its own rule.
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