22 arrested over terror act on military parade in Iran

22 arrested over terror act on military parade in Iran

Agency News

Tehran, Sep 26 : The Intelligence Ministry released a report announcing that 22 people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, capital of the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

The ministry said “weapons, exclusive material and communication equipment were seized” from the people involved in the attack, Iran's Leading International Daily Tehran Times stated.

On Saturday morning, four gunmen attacked the military parade held to mark the launch of war against Iran on Sepember 22 by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The gunmen targeted servicemen and civilians who had come to watch the parade.

In the attack 24 people, including a four-year-old child, were killed and 69 others injured.

Ethnic Arab separatists and the Islamic State group (IS) have issued competing claims that they carried out the attack, which was the deadliest in Iran in almost a decade. (UNI)