Iran's police gets tip on bomb near Imam Reza’s Shrine in Mashhad

Photo: Iran's police gets tip on bomb near Imam Reza’s Shrine in Mashhad / Iran

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Earlier today, Iran's police has received an anonymous tip on bomb possibly installed at the parking lot near the Imam Reza's Shrine in Mashhad city, ISNA reported.

Deputy on security issues of Khorasan Province's Governor, Brigadier General Mohammad Gaffari said a group of people made the call from the public phone, late on Saturday, claiming there was a bomb placed at the parking lot near Imam Reza's Shrine.

Head of Mashhad police Esmail Ahmadi Mogaddam said that after receiving the anonymous call, the police squad, bomb experts and firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

He noted that after detailed searches, no explosives were found at the parking lot.

The first Mashhad bombing took place on 20 June 1994.

On June 20, of that year, an explosion from a bomb occurred in a prayer hall of the shrine of the Imam Reza at Ashura.

The bomb blast killed at least 26 people, and injured some 300 people.

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