22 September 2018 - 14:46
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Iraqi interior minister condemns Ahvaz terror attack

Baghdad, Sept 22, IRNA – Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji condemned the terrorist attack in southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday.

The attack which happened on the occasion of the anniversary of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's attack on Iran indicated the hostile nature of terrorists against the Muslim people of Iran, he said.

Al-Araji extended condolences over the deadly accident.

At least 24 people were killed and more than 53 others were injured during Saturday morning terror attack in Ahvaz, capital of the Khuzestan Province, in southwestern Iran.

“The terrorists disguised as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire at the authorities and people from behind the stand during the parade,' Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said earlier.

The self-proclaimed Saudi-affiliated Al-Ahwaz terrorist group claimed the responsibility for the attack.

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