Second suicide bombing reported at Iran shrine, IS claims responsibility

Till now, at least seven people are reported dead due to attacks

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Today’s Paper A second suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the shrine of Iran’s revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini in south Tehran on Wednesday, state broadcaster IRIB reported.

Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for both the attacks on Wednesday, which killed at least seven people so far.

A woman had earlier blown herself up outside the shrine after three or four armed assailants stormed the site.

The iranattack was coordinated with an assault on the parliamentary complex in the centre of the city.

Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for both the attacks on Wednesday, which killed at least seven people so far.

Earlier, Iranian news agency Tasnim reported that four persons had been taken hostage by gunmen in the Parliament building’s upper floors.

According to Fars news agency, there were guards and civilians among the wounded.

The Parliament building closed its doors and neither the deputies nor the journalists gathered there were allowed to leave.

Lawmaker Tayebeh Siavoshi told Efe that the situation was very confusing and sensitive, and denied preliminary information that everything was under control.

One of the assailants was arrested, while the other three remained inside the Parliament building.

Shortly after, a similar attack took place at the mausoleum of the Ayatollah Khomeini, leaving several persons injured. The number of those gunmen who opened fire at the mausoleum was still unknown, but the state-owned television said that one of them blew himself up.

The remaining two attackers were arrested, the Iranian Labour News Agency reported. |READMORE…

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