As reported by Iranian media, the number of victims of the dual terrorist attacks carried out by terrorist group «Islamic state» in Tehran has increased from 13 to 17 people. 13 victims identified.
On June 9 Tehran will host a farewell ceremony for the victims of terror. It is expected that it will pass in Parliament.
Recall that in the early morning of June 7 four militants in women’s clothes. 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. However, the attackers managed to take hostages. The operation for their release lasted for several hours.
Half an hour after the attack on Parliament two gunmen opened indiscriminate firing inside the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It was powered by an explosive device. One of the attackers is arrested, the rest were destroyed.
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» and the attackers «cowardly aggression.» He stressed that the terrorists are trying to undermine Iran’s activities aimed at combating terrorism.