Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attack in Iran

At least 24 people killed and 53 injured in armed attack targeting military parade 

Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attack in Iran

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.