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Iran Intelligence Ministry arrests 22 operatives reportedly behind Ahvaz attack

Hassan Rouhani

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in a Wednesday statement that it has stormed the whereabouts of terrorists who are reportedly involved with the attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz and arrested 22 supporting elements.

Ammunitions, military equipment and communication gear that were found at the terrorists hideouts were confiscated.

The Ministry added that the terrorists were affiliated with “Takfiri separatist groups under the aegis of reactionary Arab countries.”

The statement also affirmed that “foreign sponsors” and masterminds of the terrorist attack have been identified.

Gunmen opened fire at a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday. The attack killed around 25 and injured more than 60 people, half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, according to state news agencies.