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ISIS Claims Attack on Khomeini’s Tomb, Iran’s Parliament In Tehran

The Islamic State claimed responsibility Wednesday for simultaneous attacks at Iran’s parliament building and the tomb of the Islamic republic’s revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The deadly assaults marked what appeared to be ISIS’ first attacks inside Iran. State TV reported that four assailants stormed into the parliament building, and one blew himself up inside. At least eight people were injured there, although the attacks were ongoing early Wednesday and accounts of casualties were still unclear. Iran’s official state broadcaster said one attacker was killed by security guards at Khomeini’s tomb, on the southern outskirts of Tehran, Iran’s capital. Another attacker blew himself up, and a woman was arrested. The attackers reportedly killed a security guard.

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