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Agents behind Mahabad bomb blast identified: minister

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 23, IRNA -- Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said Thursday that agents behind the Wednesday explosion in Mahabad have been identified.

A terrorist bomb blast killed 12 and injured 82 innocent people, mostly women and children, in the city of Mahabad in northwestern province of West Azarbaijan Wednesday morning.

Talking to reporters, the minister expressed hope that the arrested agents would be put on trial in the next few days

He reiterated that such moves masterminded by the global arrogance are aimed at sowing discord between Shiites and Sunnis.

The blast took place near the site of a military parade in West Azarbaijan Province, marking the anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran and honoring the country's eight-year Sacred Defense.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 286597

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