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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.

Highlights

-- 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)

11:49 7.6.2017

Iranian media are reporting two separate shooting incidents at the Iranian parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.

An armed man opened fire at Khomeini's mausoleum in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported.

Meanwhile, at least one gunman fired shots inside parliament, wounding a guard, news agencies said.

Tehran lawmaker Elyas Hazrati was quoted as saying there were three attackers equipped with two Kalashnikovs and a pistol.

Some reports said a total of three people were shot. (Reuters, ILNA, Mehr, ISNA, and Fars)

11:52 7.6.2017

Security forces on their way to the parliament where several attackers are reportedly still hiding:

11:54 7.6.2017

Picture of security forces outside the parliament:

11:55 7.6.2017

Picture that allegedly shows the moment an attacker blew himself up at the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini South of the capital Tehran:

11:59 7.6.2017

Iran daily says security officers are neutralizing a bomb inside Khomeini's shrine:

12:00 7.6.2017

A video from the streets outside the parliament:

12:02 7.6.2017

PressTV says one of the attackers at Khomeini's mausoleum has killed himself by swallowing cyanide:

12:03 7.6.2017

Sounds of shooting at the Iranian parliament:

12:05 7.6.2017

12:07 7.6.2017

Amid shootings in Tehran, the state controlled television continues its usual programming:

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