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3 killed, 20 injured in Ahvaz terror attack

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Ahvaz, Sept 22, IRNA -- Three people were killed and 20 other were injured during Saturday morning terror attack which took place in Ahvaz, capital of the Khuzestan Province, in southwestern Iran, said a senior local official.

"The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire to the authority and people from behind the stand during the parade,', Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) he said "None of the authorities were injured in the incident due to the fast reaction of the security forces".

Shariati added that the condition is presently under control.

"The terrorist team was annihilated, two of them were killed and other two were arrested. One of the detained terrorists is injured," said the governor.

The shooting took place during the parade of military units which was held on the occasion of the beginning of the Sacred Defense Week a nationwide ceremony to mark the anniversary of Iraq's eight years of imposed war against Iran under the former's dictator Saddam Hussein who was later executed in 2006.

A child and a woman were reported to be among the injured.


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