Bhuwan Bhusal

Kathmandu, January 7 (Nepal Niti)

At least 35 people have been killed and More than 48 others were injured, in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the burial of a top commander killed in a US drone strike, Iranian media report. The deaths led to the postponement of Soleimani’s burial. A new time will be estimated to have packed the stress for funeral processions.

His killing has raised fears of a conflict between the US and Iran. Soleimani was widely considered the second most powerful man in Iran behind Supreme Leader Khamenei. The US saw him as a terrorist and a threat to American troops.

President Trump adopted a tough stance against Iran after his election and Tehran responded with their own campaign. Tensions were raised further last month after the US attacked an Iranian-backed militia in Iraq it blamed for attacks on US forces.

 

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