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Gunmen attack military parade Southwest Iran, several killed, injured

Attack on Iranian military parade - Courtesy ISNA

At least eight people were reported killed, mostly members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, and more than 20 wounded, as unidentified gunmen opened fire during a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday.

Iran’s state television announced that the attack targeted a platform where officials gathered to attend a parade marking the start of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988).

"Several gunmen began shooting from behind the stand during the parade. There are several killed and injured," a correspondent told state television.

The TV report referred to the assailants as "Takfiri gunmen," and broadcast images of the immediate aftermath.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Last Modified: Saturday، 22 September 2018 12:11 PM