Published On: Wed, Jun 7th, 2017

Killing in Shooting Attacks Inside Iranian Parliament, Khomeini Mausoleum

The Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the two attacks, the group's state news agency AMAQ said.

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Armed men launched two shooting attacks in Iran’s capital, on Wednesday morning. State News agency Fars, reported of killing a IRGC guard and two civilians at the parliament and wounding several people in the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran.

The Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the two attacks, the group’s state news agency AMAQ said.

A senior MP said that three men attacked the parliament, one with a pistol and two carrying Kalashnikov rifles. He added that they have been trapped in the offices of the deputies. Media report says that all parliament’s doors were shut and one of the attackers was surrounded by security forces.

 

 

In the second incident, armed men opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini and wounded a number of people.

The attack on Khomeini’s shrine was carried out by two suicide bombers.

“Three of the assailants shot tens of rounds at the people visiting the shrine, while the fourth one detonated himself in a suicide attack in front of a police station opposite the shrine”, according to Fars News.

 

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