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Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in Iran: report

REUTERS
Published : Sep 22, 2018, 12:28 pm IST
Updated : Sep 22, 2018, 12:28 pm IST

It is reported that terrorists attacked an army parade in south Iran today.

'Shooting began by several gunmen from behind the stand during the parade. There are several killed and injured,' a correspondent told state television. (Photo: File/Representational)
 'Shooting began by several gunmen from behind the stand during the parade. There are several killed and injured,' a correspondent told state television. (Photo: File/Representational)

Tehran: Several people were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire during a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, state television reported.

Iran was holding a number of parades in cities including the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf to mark the start of the country's 1980-88 war with Iraq.

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

State television blamed "takfiri elements", a reference to Islamist militants, for the attack in Ahvaz, the centre of Khuzestan province, which has been the site of sporadic protests by Iran's Arab minority.

Tags: gunmen open fire, iran military parade, bandar abbas port
Location: Iran, Teheran, Teheran