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Iran Parliament attack

Guard killed after three attackers open fire

07 Jun, 2017 13:30:00

At least one person – a security guard – has been killed and two civilians wounded after three gunmen intruded into the Iran Parliament complex and opened fire. According to local media reports, some people have been taken hostage by the attackers, but there is no official confirmation of this as yet.

Local Iranian media reported that the Presidential building has been locked down and nobody is being allowed to enter or leave the premises.

In another attack, Iranian media report that there is a gunman opened fire at the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. Press TV, an Iranian news channel, reports that several civilians have been injured at the Imam Khomeini Maosoleum in southern Tehran. It further reports that one attacker has blown himself up at the site – a suicide attack.

News agency Reuters reported, quoting Iranian news agencies, that there was one attacker who shot at a guard and ran away, but contradictory local reports state that there were four in the Iranian Parliament. “A person entered Iranian parliament today and bug firing at the guards. He shot one of the guards in the leg and ran away.” News agency Mehr, however, reports quoting MP Elias Hazrati, that three shooters attacked the Iran Parliament. He further said that two civilian visitors were wounded seriously along with one security officer.