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Terror attack in Tehran: What We Know So Far

  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group has promoted a video from inside parliament.
  • On Wed morning, the Iranian capital Tehran was rocked by twin terrorist attacks carried out by armed gunmen and suicide bombers at the parliament and mausoleum.
  • Twelve were announced dead immediately and at least 42 others were wounded.
  • BBC reports that four attackers who stormed the parliament were shot dead.
  • They wielded Kalashnikovs, according to the Independent, and began shooting while parliament was in session.
  • Reports indicate the attackers dressed as women to avoid detection.
  • Pir Hossein Kolivand, Iran’s emergency services chief, initially told the press at least 40 were wounded, a number that has since risen to 42 with 12 dead.
  • At about 10:40 am Tehran time, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini.
  • BBC reports that the suicide bomber was a woman, but the Guardian has cautioned that the attacker may have been simply dressed as a woman.

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