Suicide attack at Iran’s parliament and Khomeini mausoleum, number of casualties reported


At least one gunman opened fire inside the Iranian parliament today, wounding several people, state media reported.

There were mixed reports, with some local news agencies reporting there was a single shooter inside the Tehran parliamentary complex and others saying there were three men armed with rifles and a pistol.

News agencies ISNA and Fars said three people had been shot, including at least one security guard.

BBC also reported of a second suicide bombing at the shrine, dedicated to the founder of the Islamic Republic. Two or three gunmen were also involved in the initial attack there.

Iran’s intelligence ministry said that it had foiled a third attack by a “terrorist group” but did not name any organisation.

Fars news agency posted new pictures showing what it said was shooting around the building.



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