Gun attack at Iran military parade, several killed

Tehran: Gunmen on Saturday opened fire on an Iranian military parade in Ahvaz city, killing several people, the media reported.

The incident happened as Iran was marking the anniversary of the beginning of the 1980-88 war with Iraq with several parades across the nation, the BBC reported.

Fars news agency said the attack started at 9 a.m. and appeared to involve four gunmen. The attackers shot from a park near the parade and were wearing military uniforms.

The agency said that the attackers fired at civilians and attempted to attack military officials on the podium. Several reports said that up to nine members of the military were killed and a child was among those wounded.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which lasted for about 10 minutes.