Fri, 24 May 2019

Twenty people have been wounded in an attack on a military parade in Iran.

State media said gunmen opened fire at the event in the southwest city of Ahvaz on September 22.

The official IRNA news agency said a woman and a child were among the wounded.

Earlier reports described the attackers as "Takfiri gunmen," a term used in the past to describe the extremist Islamic State group.

The semiofficial Fars news agency said two gunmen on a motorcycle wearing khaki uniforms carried out the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Ahvaz is the capital of Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan Province.

The province in the past has seen Arab separatists attack oil pipelines.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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