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Attack reported inside Iran’s parliament, Imam Khomeini mausoleum

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Several assailants raided the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, South of the capital Tehran on Wednesday morning, wounding two people in a bomb attack and a shooting spree, Fars, a Tehran based news agency said.

Fars News Agency reports said three unidentified armed men started a shooting spree at Imam Khomeini’s shrine this morning.

Two of the assailants shot tens of rounds at the people visiting the shrine, while the third one detonated himself in a suicide attack.


The attack took place along with a similar incident at the parliament building.

Earleir, unknown gunmen fired several rounds at the guards protecting the parliament building in Tehran, wounding three in the hallway on Wednesday morning.

According to initial reports, Tehran-based opened his way into the parliament building while shooting at the guards, leading to the injury of one of the IRGC guards and two civilians.

The male assailant escaped the building, but a ranking member of the parliament told FNA that he was captured as he was on the run.

Senior member of the parliament’s Presiding Board Akbar Ranjbarzadeh said that the assailant was arrested at the parliament’s hallway.

Meantime, Elyas Hazrati, a senior MP, told the news gathering agency that three assailants attacked the parliament, carrying 2 Kalashnikov rifles and a handgun.

“Clashes still continue at the parliament building,” he said.


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