Baku, Azerbaijan, June 7
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
Twin terror attacks rocked Tehran on June 7. As reports said, several armed people tried to break their way into the Parliament building. The attackers managed to get inside the building and engaged in a shootout with the security forces. Meanwhile, another attack took place at the Imam Khomeini Shrine, which involved armed terrorists and suicide bombers.
Iranian authorities said that at least 12 people were killed in addition to assailants in the terror attacks in Tehran. Four attackers were killed in the Parliament building, and two more, including a suicide bomber, were killed in the Imam Khomeini Shrine. Several pilgrims were also injured in the Khomeini Shrine attack.
A separate terrorist group in the country was detained before it managed to carry out any terror attack. Fars news agency issued a report saying that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks in Tehran.
13:58 (UTC +4) Security has been restored at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran, IRIB news agency reports.
According to an informed source, a bomber blew himself up, another one was shot dead by security forces, and eventually the law enforcement forces detained a female assailant who was earlier wounded.
Four pilgrims were wounded. A mausoleum gardener is among the victims.
13:33 (UTC +4) Iran’s Press TV reported that shooting is still heard at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum.
13:10 (UTC +4) ISNA news agency reports that at least 35 have been transferred to nearby hospitals following two terror attacks this morning in Tehran.
12:55 (UTC +4) IRIB reports that another suicide bombing was carried out at the Imam Khomeini shrine.
12:28 (UTC +4) IRGC Special Forces have arrested two suspect terrorists at Imam Khomeini shrine.
12:05 (UTC +4) Iranian security forces have killed a second suicide bomber at the Imam Khomeini mausoleum, Mehr News agency reported.
11:49 (UTC +4) Tabnak news website reported that the armed attack on the Imam Khomeini shrine has left at least one killed and four injured.
11:05 (UTC +4) Tasnim news agency reported that an attacker has been arrested at Khomeini’s tomb. The arrested attacker is a female.
YJC (Iran's Young Journalists Club) also reported that the bomber of Imam Khomeini shrine was a female.
10:47 (UTC +4) An unknown gunman has injured several people at the tomb of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, near capital Tehran.
The incident has left several people injured, Fars news agency tweeted.
The officials have not revealed any details regarding the attack, or the casualties thus far.
In a separate incident on the same day, several attackers reportedly tried to storm the building of Iran's parliament, engaging in a shootout with the guards.
According to reports, several people got injured as a result of the attack.
According to ISNA, the attacker of the tomb has committed suicide bombing following the attack.