Blast hits city in northwest Iran, 10 killed

September 23, 2010 - 0:0

URMIA, West Azarbaijan Province– A powerful blast happened near a military parade in the northwestern Iranian city of Mahabad on Wednesday, killing about 10 people and injuring 20 people.

The incident happened near the place where a military parade was being held.
West Azarbaijan Governor Vahid Jalalzadeh said all the victims were women and children. Jalalzadeh said four of the injured are in critical condition.
Jalalzadeh told the Mehr News Agency that the blast happened among women who were present at the scene to watch the military parade.
The parade was held to mark the Sacred Defense Week. No military force was killed in the terror act.
Local officials have pointed the finger at anti-revolutionary elements for the vicious act.