Hizbullah Slams 'Satanic Hands' behind Iran Attack

Tehran-backed Hizbullah has condemned the deadly armed attack that targeted a military parade in Iran, saying that "repulsive Satanic hands" were behind it.

"This operation was a continuation of the other forms of war the United States and its allies are waging, directly or indirectly," it said.

The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, while Iranian officials blamed "a foreign regime" backed by the United States.

Ahvaz lies in Khuzestan, a province bordering Iraq that has a large ethnic Arab community and has seen separatist violence in the past that Iran has blamed on its regional rivals.

State television gave a toll of 29 dead and 57 wounded, while the state news agency said those killed included women and children who were spectators at the parade.

Source: Agence France Presse

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