State media reports, the attackers simultaneously attacked the building of the Iranian Parliament and the tomb of revolutionary founder of the Republic in Tehran of Ayatollah Khomeini.
The militants broke into the Parliament building and opened fire. One of the attackers detonated the bomb. At the same time the same assault with a deadly weapon and a bomb happened at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini on the southern outskirts of the Iranian capital.
According to Fars news Agency, during the attack on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini were arrested by a woman. The other attackers were surrounded by security personnel. At the scene was injured two people. The attackers held several hostages in a fortified building of the Parliament, Press TV said.
Attacks of this kind are extremely rare in Iran, especially in controlled the capital, where the protected tourist and government facilities. In Iran seriously controlled by firearms, which leads to the assumption that the weapons were brought into the country by smuggling.
The Iranian Parliament, called the Majlis, has 290 members. There are women and religious minorities, including Christians, Zoroastrians and Jews. It is currently unclear how the attackers entered the Parliament building, which has multiple checkpoints of security.
The scene of the attack on the mausoleum is symbolic. The founder of the Islamic Republic and the first Supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini led the revolution that overthrew the Shah in 1979 and ruled Iran for 10 years. The mausoleum is located approximately 25 km from the Parliament.
Such attacks are rare in Iran, but the country with its predominantly Shiite population is involved in military action against the Sunni terrorist groups such as ISIS, who view Shiites as apostates. The last major attack in
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