Iran arrests separatists behind deadly parade attack

(VOVWORLD) - Iran has arrested 22 people in connection with a deadly attack on a military parade in the southern city of Ahvaz last week, the Intelligence Ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.

Gunmen shot into the audience gathered to observe the marching and were likely to target government officials watching from a nearby riser. The Ahvaz National Resistance, an Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement which seeks a separate state in the oil-rich Khuzestan province, and the Islamic State have both claimed responsibility. Iran has accused the US and its allies of standing behind the attack.

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