Terror Strikes Iran: Parliament, Khomeini Shrine under attack, 1 killed, 13 injured

  • Terror Strikes Iran: Parliament, Khomeini Shrine under attack, 1 killed, 13 injured
07-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Several armed men assaulted Iran’s parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday. The attackers killed a security guard and wounded 13 other people.

According to sources, armed individuals have opened fire at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran, the capital of Iran.

Four armed men stormed into the Iranian Parliament complex and opened fire injuring three security guards in the corridors.

In Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum an armed man entered at the western entrance of the mausoleum and opened fire before blowing himself up with a suicide vest.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

One attacker was shot dead at the scene and one woman arrested. It is not clear if the other gunmen have been apprehended.

Streets outside the Iranian parliament in Tehran have been shut, as security forces intensify combing operations.
 
 

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