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Iran detains 3 suspects over deadly 2010 bombing

  • FILE -- In this Wednesday Sept 22, 2010 file photo, a wounded Iranian woman speaks to a TV journalist after a bomb blast in Mahabad Iran in this image taken from TV. (AP Photo/IRIB, File)

TEHRAN: Iranian authorities have detained three suspects over a deadly bombing during a military parade in 2010, the official news agency reported Sunday.

The report by IRNA said intelligence officers found the suspects in the Kurdish city of Mahabad, the city where the bombing killed 12 spectators and injured dozens.

The report did not identify the detainees but said they were affiliated to the Koumaleh militant group, which has been fighting Iranian forces for decades.

It also implied that the group has had links to the West and Israel.

Kurdish militant groups occasionally attack government troops in their regions in what they describe as a struggle for Kurdish rights.

 
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