IS’ Twin Attacks Hit Iranian Parliament, Killing 12 People

Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more.

The assault on the parliament appears to be over, after hours of intermittent gunfire there. A suicide bomber detonated a device at the mausoleum.

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed it carried out the attacks, which would be a first in Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Saudi Arabia was behind the attacks.

Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs entered the parliament on Wednesday morning. Images from the scene showed a major security operation as forces surrounded the building.

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