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Terror In Tehran: Islamic State Group Claims Deadly Attacks In Iranian Capital

Several people have been killed after gunmen and suicide bombers targeted the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine in twin attacks on June 7. The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for both incidents.


Iranian policemen help civilians fleeing from the parliament building.
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Iranian policemen help civilians fleeing from the parliament building.

Iranian police run into position near Tehran's parliament building.  
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Iranian police run into position near Tehran's parliament building.  

Armed policemen shout from a window of the Iranian parliament building.
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Armed policemen shout from a window of the Iranian parliament building.

Police and civilians near parliament take cover as shots ring out. 
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Police and civilians near parliament take cover as shots ring out. 

Journalists and armed police at the scene outside the Iranian parliament. 
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Journalists and armed police at the scene outside the Iranian parliament. 

A woman is evacuated from the parliament building. 
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A woman is evacuated from the parliament building. 

Smoke drifts near the parliament building.
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Smoke drifts near the parliament building.

An Iranian policeman looks out of the parliament building in central Tehran.
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An Iranian policeman looks out of the parliament building in central Tehran.

A video screen-grab purporting to show a suicide bomb being detonated at Ayatollah Khomeini's tomb, in the south of Tehran. 
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A video screen-grab purporting to show a suicide bomb being detonated at Ayatollah Khomeini's tomb, in the south of Tehran. 

Security forces gather on the streets around the parliament.
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Security forces gather on the streets around the parliament.

Iranian soldiers take up positions near parliament during the attack.
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Iranian soldiers take up positions near parliament during the attack.

Policemen in position near the parliament building
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Policemen in position near the parliament building

Iranian policemen deployed inside the parliament building
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Iranian policemen deployed inside the parliament building

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