Wednesday, 7 June 2017
TEHRAN, Iran — The Latest on attacks in Iran’s parliament building and the shrine of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (all times local):
Iranian state TV says one of the attackers taking part in an assault on parliament has blown himself up.
It says four attackers launched Wednesday’s assault on parliament, which has wounded at least eight people. Police have surrounded the building, where a legislative session was underway, and heavy gunfire could be heard from outside.
A separate assault at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in another part of Tehran, killed a security guard and wounded four other people. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks or if they were coordinated.
Iran’s state TV says four attackers were involved in a parliament shooting that is still underway, and that eight people have been wounded.
The state TV report did not provide further details, or say whether the shooting was linked to another attack Wednesday on the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. There, four attackers, including a suicide bomber, killed a security guard and wounded four other people.
Posted on 06/07/2017 4:32 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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