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इंडियन आवाज़     16 Jun 2019 10:29:40      انڈین آواز
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Iran: 29 killed in attack on military parade

Iran terror Attack IRNA

 

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At least 29 people, including 12 Iranian Revolutionary Guards, were killed and 60 others wounded in a terrorist attack during a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz today.

The state-run IRNA news agency said gunmen were dressed in Guard uniforms and targeted a riser where military and police commanders were sitting.

The terrorists had disguised themselves as military officers, hence they did not make the security forces suspicious, said the witness who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

He went on to say that a few minutes after the military parade began, gunshots were heard.

Initially, people thought the shootings were part of the parade, but they suddenly realized it was a terrorist attack, he said.

The terrorists caused chaos in the parade and then targeted the crowd who had gathered to watch the ceremony.

The agency reported that two gunmen were killed and two others arrested.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter that Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defence of Iranian lives. He held a US ally in the region responsible, without naming the country.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Sayyid Ali Khamenei in a message to the bereaved families of those who attained martyrdom in a terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz urged intelligence forces to track down and prosecute the culprits behind the attack.
Meanwhile Iranian president ordered the Ministry of Intelligence to mobilize all facilities of the security and military forces to quickly identify the terrorists and their links, and resolutely deal with the crime.

In this phone call with the interior minister and governor of Khuzestan, President Rouhani while sympathizing with the families of the martyrs, was briefed about the latest reports on this terrorist act and the process of identifying and addressing the situation of the wounded and issued the necessary commands.

The president stressed that the response of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the slightest threat would be harsh, but those who support the terrorists should be accountable.

The terrorists attacking Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz opened fire at soldiers and civilians with the aim of creating fear, a witness said following the attack on Saturday.

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