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Iran terror attack kills 12, injures 70

Twelve people have been killed and 70 injured in a terrorist attack in northwestern Iranian city of Mahabad in West Azarbaijan Province.

"Women and children are the most who were killed and wounded in the attack," Governor General of West Azarbaijan Vahid Jalalzadeh told IRNA on Wednesday.

According to Jalalzadeh, the attack took place in Mahabad city as people were watching a military parade.

The parade was held by the Iranian Armed Forces on the anniversary of the Sacred Defense Week, commemorating the 1980-1988 war imposed by Iraq on Iran. In the parade, Iran's most advanced military power and abilities were showcased.

"Anti-Revolution agents have always carried out such brutal acts to take revenge on the people of Mahabad who are always in the scene," he added.

Meanwhile, managing director of West Azarbaijan governor general's office Ali Nikbakht told IRNA that 11 people, including 10 women and one child, were killed and 50 others wounded in Mahabad bomb attack.

He added that investigations are underway to identify and arrest perpetrators.

No group or person has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.



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