Iran's intelligence forces arrest 22 people behind Ahvaz terror attack
According to a statement issued by Iran's ministry of intelligence, security forces have arrested 22 people linked to the recent deadly terrorist attack in southern Iranian city of Ahvaz.
Iran Press/Irannews: Soon after the terrorist attack took place, the Iranian security forces conducted search operations and found the hideouts of a group of 5 terrorists who belonged to separatist Takfiri groups backed by some 'reactionary states' in the region, Mehr news agency reported.
The statement also said that during the operations, 22 people who were involved in the terror attack by supporting and helping the perpetrators were also arrested.
It added that explosive devices and military equipment were discovered and confiscated from the terrorists.
At the end, the intelligence forces announced that alongside the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the Iranian Army, the law enforcement and the judiciary, they too offer their condolences over the terrorist attack to the families of the martyrs, the people of Khuzestan and the Iranian nation as a whole, assuring them that the foreign-backed terrorist groups will be chased and punished everywhere they are in the world.
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.