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Isis claim responsibility for twin attacks in Iran capital that killed 12, several injured

Members of a third group were arrested before being able to carry out any attack.

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran’s parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials and media said.

Iranian police stand near the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERSIranian police stand near the parliament’s building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building and one man, who appeared wounded, on the floor.

The rare attacks were the first claimed by the hardline Sunni Muslim militant group inside the Shi’ite Muslim country. Iran is one of the powers leading the fight against Islamic State militants in neighbouring Iraq and, beyond that, Syria.

Attackers dressed as women burst through parliament’s main entrance in central Tehran, deputy interior minister Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari said, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

An Iranian policeman looks out of the parliament's building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERSAn Iranian policeman looks out of the parliament’s building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

“One of them was shot dead and another one detonated his suicide vest,” he said.

About five hours after the first reports, Iranian news agencies said four people who had attacked parliament were dead and the incident was over.

At least 12 people were killed by the attackers…

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1 Comment on Isis claim responsibility for twin attacks in Iran capital that killed 12, several injured

  1. Ze blijven elkaar afmaken voor een sprookje.
    Ruimt wel goed op alleen jammer dat op dezelfde tijd alweer zoveel moslim nageslacht het licht heeft gezien.

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