The people of the Iranian town of Dezful, 250 kilometres (150 miles) north of the Gulf, were on April 21 mourning the deaths of at least 37 civilians killed in an Iraqi missile attack the previous day.
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Background: DEZFUL, IRAN
The people of the Iranian town of Dezful, 250 kilometres (150 miles) north of the Gulf, were on April 21 mourning the deaths of at least 37 civilians killed in an Iraqi missile attack the previous day. The official Iranian news agency IRNA claimed on April 24 that another 120 civilians were wounded and at least 200 hours obliterated when the Iraqis fired three missiles at the town within ten-minute period. Dezful, some 70 kilometres (40 miles) east of the Iraqi border is the location of Iran's main air base. Rescue work in the partly destroyed city was still going on, and a number of people were still missing. The attack was seen s an Iraqi retaliation for two bomb explosions in Baghdad on April 20. Iraq blamed Iranian agents for those explosions and promised revenge. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Vellyati said on April 24 that Iran would not retaliate against the Iraqi people for the missile attack, but would give the appropriate answer on the battlefront.
Source: AHMAD DELSHADIAN