Attack at Iran military parade leaves 24 dead

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(Tehran) – A terrorist attack at a military parade in Iran on Saturday left 24 people dead and many others injured.

“There are a number of non-military victims, including women and children who had come to watch the parade,” Official IRNA state run news agency IRNA quoted an unnamed official source as saying.

The incident took place in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz when gunmen opened fire on people from behind the stand during the parade held to mark the Iraq’s invasion of Iran which led to an eight-year war in the 1980s.

“It has been reported that four or five of the elements of the terrorist incident were killed by security and law enforcement forces,” Press TV quoted state-run IRNA news agency as saying.