Sep 24, 2018, 8:56 AM
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Former Afghan president denounces Ahvaz Attack

Tehran, Sept 24, IRNA – Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in a message condemned the recent terrorist attack in south western Iran that claimed the lives of dozens of people and injured others.

'Hamid Karzai strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz city of #Iran,' Karzai tweeted on Sunday night.

'The former President calls upon neighbors and the region to help bring peace to Afghanistan, adding it will certainly make the region more stable and secure,' he added.

At least 25 people were killed and more than 60 others injured during Saturday morning terror attack in Ahvaz, capital of 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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