Sep 24, 2018 11:35 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 19, 2019 09:30 Asia/Tehran]
  • Intelligence minister: Iranian security forces arrest elements over Ahvaz attack

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said that a number of elements behind terrorist attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz have been arrested by Iranian security forces.

Iran Press/Irannews: Addressing the funeral procession of the martyrs of the terror attack in Ahvaz on Monday morning, Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said: “We will bring to justice each one of the terrorists.”

A large number of people gathered in Ahvaz to participate in the funeral procession of the martyrs of the attack, which killed 25 people and injured dozens more.

Masses of Iranian people and government officials are taking part in a funeral procession for the victims of Saturday's terrorist attack in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz.

Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, Minister of Health and Medical Education Seyyed Hassan Hashemi, Secretary of Expediency Discernment Council Mohsen Rezaei, Chairman of Iran Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh and some other officials attended the event.

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25 deaths in a terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, have been officially confirmed by Khuzestan province deputy governor.

During the military parade in Ahvaz, which was staged concurrently with nationwide military parades on Saturday to mark the Sacred Defense Week, Takfiri militants wearing disguise opened fire at the people participating in the ceremony.

The attack comes after a US-backed campaign to stir up unrest in Iranian cities fell flat. The effort, known as the Hot Summer Project, sought to whip up public anger over water and electricity shortages in the face of a protracted drought.  

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