Double suicide bombing in Iran

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At least 38 people have been killed after an attack on a mosque in Southeastern Iran.

A Shiite mourning ceremony was targeted by two suicide bombers outside the Imam Hussein Mosque in the port city of Chabahar, near the border with Pakistan.

The bombers attacked a group of worshippers at a mourning ceremony a day before Ashoura, which commemorates the seventh century death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints.

Sunni Muslim rebel group Jundallah claimed responsibility for the attack. Otherwise known as Soldiers of God the group has waged sporadic attacks to fight alleged discrimination against the area's Sunni minority in overwhelmingly Shiite Iran.

The country has seen a string of explosions in past months, including a blast at a military training base in October that killed and wounded several servicemen.

A number of women and children are thought to be among the dead.

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