Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) and the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in the capital Tehran have come under terrorist attacks.
According to reports, a dozen people have been killed in Wednesday’s attacks while another 42 have been injured and admitted to 3 hospitals to receive treatment.
The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The attack on the parliament happened when at least four gunmen, disguised as women, entered the visitors’ hall of the building, opening fire on the security guards there. According to an Interior Ministry statement, the terrorists were all killed before they could make it to the administrative building of the parliament.
The assault has forced a lockdown on the legislature.
The deputy head of Iran’s National Security Council said the assailants were Iranian nationals.