Armed suspects stormed Iran’s parliament and opened fire, killing 7 people and injuring several others, and are now holding people hostage. Shortly thereafter, reports of more injuries from another attack at Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum were published.
Watch: The streets of Tehran after the attacks
Today (Wednesday), according to local news outlets, armed suspects stormed Iran’s Parliament in Tehran and opened fire, killing 7 people and injuring at least 8 others. At least 4 people are being held hostage in the building. Shortly thereafter, there were reports of another attack in the southern part of the capital, where another person was killed.
According to several local news outlets, one of the shooters was arrested. The circumstances of the attacks are still unclear. According to one of the legislators who was in the building, one of the attackers was holding a gun and the two others were in possession of Kalashnikov rifles. Another MP explained that all the doors of the hall were closed and the security forces surrounded the attackers.
Moment suicide bomber exploded near mausoleum of Khomeini Photo credit: Tasnim News Agency/Channel 2 News
The second attack occurred at the mausoleum where Iran’s revolutionary leader and founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is buried. 4 people, including a suicide bomber, opened fire. At least one person was killed and several other were injured in the attack.
Iran’s Parliament Photo credit: Mahdi Sigari/Channel 2 News