Tehran, Iran, Sept.24
Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi announced that the country’s security forces managed to detain members of a “terrorist team” behind the recent deadly attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.
He said that the intelligence forces succeeded in arresting some of the “key elements” behind the “terror attack”.
“The terrorists that carried out the act of terror were killed and rest will be traced and arrested soon,” Alawi said late on Sunday, Khabar Online reported on September 24.
During a military parade in Ahvaz, which was staged concurrently with nationwide military parades on Saturday to mark the start of Iran-Iraq war, militants opened fire at the people participating in the ceremony.
The deputy governor of Khuzestan Province, Ali Hossein Hosseinzadeh, put the latest death toll from the attack at 25, saying 60 others have been injured.
According to media reports, the Al-Ahvaziya group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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 the 1980s.