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At Least 12 Killed in Iran’s Parliament and Khomeini Shrine Attacks

At Least 12 Killed in Iran’s Parliament and Khomeini Shrine Attacks

 

Smoke is seen during a gunmen attack at the parliament’s building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. Reuters

Gun attack and suicide bomb strike Iran’s parliament building and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini killing at least 12 and injuring 30 people, according to the BBC.

Iranian officials say that they managed to hinder a third attack.

Assailants armed with Kalashnikov rifles stormed the parliament building on Wednesday; one of the attackers blew himself up inside the parliament while another group of attackers struck the shrine, according to a statement by Iran’s state TV.

Islamic State group (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack via Amaq news agency. Another statement by Amaq says that attacks on Iran parliament have not ended.

This attack is considered the biggest in Tehran since the 1970s. Despite the country’s active role in fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, it hasn’t been subject to major attacks from the terrorist group.

 

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