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Death Toll from Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Rises to 15: Spokesman of Iran's Armed Forces


Death Toll from Ahvaz Terrorist Attack Rises to 15: Spokesman of Iran's Armed Forces

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces announced that 15 people, including a child, have been killed in the Saturday terrorist attack on a military ceremony in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said the 4 terrorists that attacked the military parade in Ahvaz had previously hidden their weapons at the venue of the ceremony.

He added that so far, 15 people, including a child, have been martyred in the terrorist attack.

The spokesman also said because some of the wounded are in critical condition, the death toll is not final.

The remarks came as some media reports said at least 24 people have been killed in the terror attack.

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

The political deputy governor of Khuzestan Province, Ali Hossein Hosseinzadeh, told Tasnim that the number of martyrs is likely to increase because some of the wounded were in critical condition.

He also said in the clash, the security forces managed to kill two of the terrorists and arrest the other two.

Iran’s Armed Forces staged the countrywide military parades to mark the Sacred Defense Week on the 38th anniversary of the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on the Islamic Republic back in 1980.

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