Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade on Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least eight members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard, local media reported.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby platform.
However, Iran faced a bloody assault last year from the Islamic State group and Arab separatists in the region have attacked oil pipelines there in the past.
Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency said 25 people were dead and 60 injured.
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