12 dead after Iran Parliament, Khomeini shrine is attacked, ISIS claims responsibility

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Twin attacks on the Iranian Parliament and Ayotollah Khomenin's mausoleum have resulted in death of 12 persons. The attack began with a raid on the Iranian Parliament which was followed by a suicide bombing at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday. Iran has said that the attack is over and all four terrorists have been killed.

Attacks on Imam Khomeini shrine, Iran parliament: 7 killed

The Iranian security forces said that they had managed to apprehend a team of terrorists which had planned a third attack. However further details of this operation was not given out. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State on its mouthpiece Amaq.

Three persons targeted the Parliament with one pistol and two AK-47 rifles. There are conflicting reports about a suicide bomber at the Parliament. While a section of the media reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up, others suggest that the explosion could have been caused by grenades thrown by the militants.

According to Tasmin news agency there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages into the Parliament building. The agency also said that around 7 persons had died and several others were injured.

Around 30 minutes after the Parliament attack, militants opened fire at the mausoleum a few kilometres south of the city, wounding several members of the public, Iran's English-language Press TV said. One attacker detonated a suicide vest while another was killed by security forces.

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