Attacks at Iranian parliament, Khomeini shrine

Local media say apparently coordinated gun, bomb attacks in Tehran

Attacks at Iranian parliament, Khomeini shrine

World Bulletin / News Desk

Gunmen opened fire at Iran’s parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran on Wednesday, local media reported.

Four men attacked parliament, the IRNA news agency reported, citing lawmaker Qolam-Ali Jafarzadeh Imenabadi.

Three guards were wounded when the men, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and a handgun, opened fire. Imenabadi told the agency one of the guards was said to have been killed.

In an apparently coordinated attack, four attackers opened fire at the shrine of Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic, the Fars News Agency said.

It reported that one person was killed and two wounded in a bomb and gun attack at the shrine to the south of the capital.

Three of the attackers opened fire at visitors to the shrine, while the fourth detonated a bomb in a suicide attack outside a police station opposite the shrine, Fars said. It added that one attacker committed suicide by swallowing a cyanide pill while a female terrorist was captured.

Ali Khalili, a spokesman for the shrine, told IRNA an armed man had detonated himself outside the mausoleum.

Security at the shrine said they had defused another suicide vest at the scene.

Fars reported that ISIL had claimed responsibility for the attack but gave no further details.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Haziran 2017, 12:59