Earlier today, gunmen attacked the Iranian Parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, killing at least 12 people and wounding many others.Photo Courtesy
Multiple attacks rock Iran
Iran attacks: ‘IS’ hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum
Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more.
The assault on the parliament appears to be over, after hours of intermittent gunfire there. A suicide bomber detonated a device at the mausoleum.
The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed it carried out the attacks, which would be a first in Iran.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Saudi Arabia was behind the attacks.
How did the attacks unfold?
Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs entered the parliament on Wednesday morning. Images from the scene showed a major security operation as forces surrounded the building.
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