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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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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (left 4) and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left 5) with the coffins of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi-Iranian paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Photo: Iranian Leader Press Office/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
An aerial view of Tehran's funeral procession. Photo: Iranian Leader Press Office/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Iranians carry the coffins during the Tehran funeral ceremony. Photo: Iranian Leader Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The coffins of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi-Iranian paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis are transported from Ahvaz International Airport after arriving in Iran from Iraq. Photo: Fatemeh Rahimavian/Fars news/AFP via Getty Images
Ahvaz became on Sunday the first place in Iran to hold a funeral for the commanders. Photo: Hossein Mersadi/Fars News/AFP via Getty Images
Military personnel carry the casket of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani upon arrival at Ahvaz International Airport. Photo: Hossein MersadiI/Fars News/AFP via Getty Images
Iranians mourn over the casket of Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Photo: Hossein Mersadi/Fars News/AFP via Getty Images

Go deeper: The next move on Iran

Editor's note: This article has been updated as Iranian state television has revised its death (first from 35, then 32) and injury (first from 48, then 190) tolls from the stampede.

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