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Several wounded in attacks on Iran parliament, tomb: reports

AFP  |  Tehran 

Several people were reported injured today after armed men burst into Tehran's parliament building and the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini, state media said.

One member of parliament told state broadcaster IRIB that there were three gunmen inside the parliamentary complex in central Tehran, armed with rifles and a pistol.

agencies ISNA and Fars said three people had been shot, including at least one security guard.

An apparently coordinated attack took place at the mausoleum of Iranian revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini, Fars reported.

IRIB and Fars said an armed man was inside the mausoleum in southern Tehran, around 20 kilometres from the parliament building, with reports of several injuries.

Shiite Iran has been singled out as a target by Sunni jihadists, including the Islamic State group, but has largely escaped attacks within its urban centres.

Iran provides key ground forces against IS and other rebel groups in Syria and Iraq.

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First Published: Wed, June 07 2017. 12:42 IST
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