1. Iran Parliament, mausoleum attacks: Twin strikes rock Tehran; all we know so far

Iran Parliament, mausoleum attacks: Twin strikes rock Tehran; all we know so far

Iran Parliament, mausoleum attacks: Tehran was today rocked by twin attacks.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2017 1:27 PM
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Iran Parliament, mausoleum attacks: Tehran was today rocked by twin attacks. A number of people were injured after gunmen barged into Tehran’s parliament building. It has been learned that a suicide bombing attack at the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini also took place, according to agencies reports.

Here is what we know so far about the attack:

Two killed in attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini tomb, according to AFP report.

It has been learned that one of the gunmen who barged into Parliament Building is under siege by security forces, as per Press TV report.

All Indians in Iran are safe, Indian Envoy to Iran Saurabh Kumar told Times Now.

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The first attack took place at the Parliament. One member of parliament told state broadcaster IRIB that there were three gunmen inside the parliamentary complex in central Tehran, armed with rifles and a pistol. According to reports, three people, including one security guard, had been shot.

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Simultaneously, a coordinated attack took place at the mausoleum of Iranian revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini.

An armed man was inside the mausoleum in southern Tehran, around 20 kilometres from the parliament building.

Shiite Iran has been singled out as a target by Sunni jihadists, including the Islamic State group, but has largely escaped attacks within its urban centres. Notably, Iran provides key ground forces against IS and other rebel groups in Syria and Iraq.

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