On 19 August 1978 in the Cinema Rex fire, the Cinema Rex in Abadan, Iran

Image, was set ablaze, killing at least 470 individuals ,The Iranian newspaper Sobhe Emrooz also revealed in 2001 that the Cinema Rex fire was set by radical Islamists; later the newspaper was shut down by the Islamic government.A 1980 Amnesty-International report states that there were 438 victims, including individuals who were tried and wrongfully executed after the fire itself. According to Daniel L. Bynam in the Washington Post in 2007, the fire was “the second-deadliest terrorist attack in modern history,” after only the September 11th, 2001 attacks; it has since been surpassed by the 2007 Kahtaniya bombings in Iraq, which killed 796.


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