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DFA monitoring situation in Iran after attack on military parade

By: Inquirer September 23,2018 - 01:53 PM

In this photo provided by the Iranian Students’ News Agency, ISNA, a Revolutionary Guard member carries a wounded boy after a shooting during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq’s 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Gunmen attacked the military parade, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said. (Photo by Behrad Ghasemi/ISNA via AP)

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) started monitoring the situation in Iran after gunmen attacked a military parade on Saturday, killing at least 2r people and wounding more than 50 others.

According to a DFA statement, the Philippine Embassy in Tehran had started gathering more information on the attack, which that took place in the southern city of Ahvaz, 820 kilometers southwest of Tehran near the border with Iraq.

Ambassador Wilfredo Santos said gunmen wearing military uniforms staged the attack at around 9:00 a.m. local time.

According to the DFA website, there are a total of 1,184 Filipinos in Iran as of June 1, 2017.

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