22 Arrested for Links to Attack on Military Parade – Iranian Intel Ministry

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Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced on Monday that authorities have apprehended nearly two dozen in connection to the deadly attack on an Iranian military parade on Saturday that left 25 dead and 53 wounded.

“Some 22 people involved in the attack in Ahvaz have been identified and arrested… weapons, exclusive material and communication equipment were seized in the house that belonged to the five-member terrorist group that carried out the attack,” a statement from the intelligence agency said, according to Tasnim News Agency.

The military reportedly vowed a “deadly and unforgettable” response to the terrorist attack which was conducted in the southern city of Ahvaz during an annual military parade. 

Twelve members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) were reportedly killed after the terrorists opened fire. Children and journalists were also among the casualties, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. “Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz,” he wrote. “Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks. Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of Iranian lives.”

IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami blamed Israel, the United States and Saudi Arabia for the attack in a speech aired Monday for the victims’s funerals. He promised that Iran would have a…

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