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Live Blog: Iran Reacts As Parliament, Khomeini Shrine Attacked (CLOSED)

Members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps secure the area outside the Iranian parliament during an attack on the complex in Tehran on June 7.


-- An Iranian official says 12 people have been killed in twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine. The head of Iran's emergency department, Pir Hossein Kolivand, said 39 people were also wounded in the attacks in Tehran, and rescue operations were continuing.

-- The extremist Sunni group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the June 7 attacks in the capital of predominantly Shi'ite Iran, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said.

*NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Tehran (GMT +4 1/2)

19:15 7.6.2017

The speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, said the armed attack on the building was a "minor issue." His speech was followed by chants of "Death to America."

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19:11 7.6.2017

Minutes of silence at the United Nations Security Council:

19:08 7.6.2017

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says the attacks will strengthen's Iranian people's will to fight terrorism.

18:24 7.6.2017

Statement by Amnesty International on the attacks in Tehran:

17:37 7.6.2017

How did the attackers gain access to the parliament? Our Persian Service Radio Farda spoke with Ehsan Mehrabi, who was a parliamentary reporter in Iran and is well familiar with the parliament complex and its points of entrance. He says that the gunmen, approaching from the street opened fire at the entrance of the administrative building and as they managed to enter, there were basically inside. More here:

17:18 7.6.2017

17:16 7.6.2017

"We're all together" by well-known Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari:

17:06 7.6.2017

Images of solidarity following the deadly attacks in Tehran:

17:01 7.6.2017

Norwegian foreign minister condemns the attacks in Tehran:

16:56 7.6.2017

Vali Nasr on the attacks in Tehran:

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