At least eight dead as bomb goes off in Iranian mosque (video)

Politics Materials 12 April 2008 23:57 (UTC +04:00)

A bomb exploded on Saturday during a speech by a local cleric in a mosque in the city of Shiraz in southern Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 50, Fars news agency reported. ( dpa )

Fars said that the death toll might go up as many of those injured are in a critical condition.

An emergency meeting was immediately ordered at the governor's office, and all nearby streets leading to the mosque have been sealed off by police and security forces.