Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attack in Iran

By Handan Kazanci

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey on Saturday strongly condemned a terrorist attack in southwestern Iran which killed at least 24 people and injured 53 others.

“We have learned with great sorrow that a terrorist attack targeted a military parade in the city of Ahvaz that resulted in the loss of many lives and left many wounded,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“We strongly condemn this heinous terrorist attack. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery to the wounded. We convey our condolences to the people and Government of Iran,” the statement added.

Earlier on Saturday, local media reported that in a 10-minute attack, gunmen wearing military uniforms fired at Iranian forces in a military parade.

Of the two dozen killed, at least 11 were members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Journalist Yunus Purhulu was also among the casualties.