Unic Press UK: Many have been killed by suspected terrorist during a military parade in Ahvaz, the capital city of the Khuzestan Province and one of the cities in the southern part of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Gunmen had opened fire Saturday on a crowd during a military parade being held to mark the 1980s invasion of Iran by the late dictator Saddam Hussein.
“Individuals disguised in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Basij uniforms fired at officials and people from behind the stand, leaving a number of innocent people including women and children martyred or injured. Despite the intensity of the attack on the stand of the officials, none of them was hurt thanks to the rapid reaction of the security forces,” said the Governor of Khuzestan Province Gholamreza Shariati, the Press TV reports.
Shariati added to preliminary reports indicate the involvement of four attackers, two of whom were killed and two arrested. At least 25 people have died, and many injured.
The Iranian government Sunday summoned diplomats from Denmark, Britain and the Netherlands over the terror attack. On Saturday, the Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif tweeted: “Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz,” saying that the Islamic Republic holds regional terror sponsors responsible for the killing of innocents.