Reported 7 killed and 35 injured; Conflicting reports claim one of the terrorists was suicide bomber; Hostages reportedly taken in parliament building
ISIS carried out two terror attacks in Tehran Wednesday morning in the first attack by the terrorist organization in Iran.
The attacks took place at Iran’s parliament building and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, the terrorists reportedly taking between 3-5 hostages. A reported seven were killed in two different attacks, one of the attacks a suicide bomber with approximately 35 injured in the shootings.
Iran’s media confirmed the attacks stating “Fighters from the Islamic State attacked Khomeini’s shrine and the Iranian parliament in Tehran.”
Iranian security officials reported that a third attempted attack was foiled.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry released the statement “This morning two terrorist groups attacked the parliament and Imam Khomeini’s shrine… Members of a third group were arrested before being able to carry out any attack.”
ISIS took responsibility for the attack, claiming all the terrorists were suicide bombers.