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انفجار بمب در مراسم رژه نیروهای مسلح در مهاباد؛ دهها تن شهید و زخمی / Ten killed in Iran in bomb attack on military parade

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BBC News – Ten people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in a bomb attack on a military parade in north-western Iran.

No soldiers died, but most of the casualties in the town of Mahabad were said to be women and children.

A provincial governor blamed “counter-revolutionaries” for the attack, which came on the 30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

Militants have long been active in the area, which is home to a sizeable Kurdish population.

There have been reports of Kurdish political activists being arrested, tried and executed in recent months.

Kurdish separatists based in northern Iraq have also waged a long guerrilla campaign inside Turkey and have regularly clashed with Iranian security forces.

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“The bomb exploded 50 metres from the parade stand and killed 10 people including the wives of two senior military commanders of Mahabad,” Mr Jalalzadeh told Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency.

Four of the injured were in a critical condition, he added.

The parade was one of a number being held across Iran as the country marked 30 years since the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war, a bitter conflict that ran from 1980 to 1988.

More than a million people died during the war.

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