International

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.

 

UAE Criminalizes Sympathy Towards Qatar, Imposing Up to 15 Years Jail Penalty
Jordan Expels Qatari Ambassador, Trump Praises Cutting Ties

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Algeria Bans the Niqab in the Workplace

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 19, 2018

Khashoggi ‘Died After Fight’ Says Saudi Arabia

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2018

Australia Slammed for Considering Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Egyptian StreetsOctober 16, 2018

Egyptian Smartphone-Manufacturer SICO Targets the African Market

Egyptian StreetsOctober 11, 2018

Lubna Al Olayan Becomes the First Saudi Woman to Run a Bank

Nour EltiganiOctober 9, 2018

Of How I Created My Own Kingdom in Kyrgyzstan

Luis Carlos BarraganOctober 5, 2018

First Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics After 55 Years

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 2, 2018

Cyprus Releases Detained Egyptian Fishermen Following Territory Breach

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 29, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.