Deadly attack on Iranian military parader killed 24

Saturday, 22 September, 2018 07:29:07 pm
In the southwestern



In the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, at least 24 people, including 12 revolutionary ruards, have been killed and 53 wounded after unknown gunmen opened fire at a military parade.

Today on Saturday, after this attack , two attackers were killed and another two were arrested, said Ali Hosein Hoseinza Hoseinzadeh, deputy governor in Khuzestan province.

The attack included members of the Revolutionary Guard and `women and children who had come to watch the parade, Aljazeera said.

`Several gunmen began shooting from behind the stand during the parade. There are several killed and injured’, state television reported.



No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials waching from a nearby riser.

On twitter, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pointed the finger at a `foreign regime’ without identifying which.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin expressed his coldolences after the attack and said Moscow was ready to cooperate in the fight against terrorism.

Ahvaz is the capital of Iraq’s oil-rich Khuzestan province. The province in the past has been seen Arab separatists attack oil pipelines.

Category : Middle East

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