x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Women and children killed in attack on Iranian military parade

Nine Iranians are killed and dozens wounded in a bomb attack on a military parade in the north-western Kurdish town of Mahabad.

Nine Iranians were killed and dozens wounded today in a bomb attack on a military parade in the north-western Kurdish town of Mahabad, Iran's Arabic-language television channel Al-Alam said. "The explosion happened in the morning as people were watching the military parade and it left nine dead and dozens wounded, mostly women and children. The explosives were in a bag," Al-Alam said. The parade was displaying an advanced missile capable of reaching Israel on the 30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

The solid-fuel Sajjil has the longest range - more than 2,000 kilometres - of any missile in Iran's arsenal. The display included a domestic unmanned bomber aircraft that Iran's president has nicknamed the "ambassador of death". * Agencies