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.