October 22, 2018

Several feared dead, wounded as gunmen attack military parade in Iran

By Khaama Press - Sat Sep 22 2018, 11:09 am

Unknown gunmen attacked a military parade in southwestern Ahwaz city of Iran amid fears the attack has left several people dead or wounded.

The incident took place earlier today as the Iranian forces were marking the anniversary of the beginning of 1980-88 war with Iraq.

Iran’s IRNA news agency, quoting informed officials, reported that the attack has left at least 24 dead, including women and children while 53 others have sustained injuries.

ISNA news agency had earlier reported that the attack was carried out by two gunmen riding a motorcycle who fled the area after opening fire on the armed forces.

The Iranian officials had earlier said at least 9 soldiers were killed in the attack and at least 20 others including a child were wounded.

In the meantime, the deputy provincial governor of Khuzestan, Mustafa Khushchesm said at least two attackers involved in the raid were killed and two others were arrested alive.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

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