Terrorist group «Islamic state» has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Tehran. As a result of the attacks on the Parliament building and the mausoleum of the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the Iranian capital Tehran has killed, Official sources reported 12 dead and about 40 wounded.
Coming from Tehran, the information is extremely contradictory. Reportedly, four militants opened fire on people who were in the lobby of the Iranian Parliament. Two of them were armed with Kalashnikovs, one pistol.
Guards and police began evacuating people in the Parliament and blocked everything leading up to it the streets. Soon, Iran State television reported that neutralized all the attackers.
The witnesses did not confirm this statement. They report that the Parliament heard the shots. Also received information that gunmen held several hostages. According to some reports, in the Parliament building, an explosion occurred.
The TV station PressTV announced that the Parliament of the profits of the special purpose units of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps, including soldiers, specializing in hostage rescue.
Half an hour after the attack in Parliament was an attack on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini – the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who died exactly 28 years ago. Reported three or four attackers, including at least one woman.
Two gunmen opened fire inside the tomb, killing one and wounding several people. After this was put in action an explosive device. One of the attackers arrested, another one blocked by the police.
The Ministry of intelligence announced that his team succeeded in preventing several planned terrorist attacks by militants. The Ministry of internal Affairs is holding an emergency consultation.
Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said the situation with the attack of group of armed men in the building of the legislative Assembly in Tehran «minor incident», according to news Agency Mehr. He called the attackers «cowardly invaders» and underlined that the terrorists are trying to undermine Iran’s activities aimed at combating terrorism.
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