Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nine dead in bomb attack in Iranian city Mahabad

Nine Iranians have been killed and 20 wounded in a bomb attack on a military parade in the north-western Kurdish town of Mahabad, local media report.
Most of the dead and injured were women and children watching the parade, the reports say.
A provincial governor blamed Kurdish separatists for the attack, according to Iranian news agencies.
There have been reports of Kurdish political activists being arrested, tried and executed in recent months.
Western areas of Iran have a sizeable Kurdish population, and border areas of northern Iraq and eastern Turkey where Kurdish militants have long been active.

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