Mourners gather for the burial of Gen. Qasem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman, Iran, on Tuesday. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images
At least 56 people were killed and 21 injured in a stampede at a funeral procession for Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman, according to the AP, citing Iranian state television.
The big picture: The hometown burial marks the end of a three-day-long mourning period for Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq last Friday. Funerals in cities across Iran for Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a senior Iraqi militia commander who also died in the Baghdad strike, have drawn huge crowds.
Officials aren't quite sure what sparked the stampede, but it delayed Soleimani's burial, per AP.
In photos:Soleimani's other funeral processions around the country over the last few days...
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