Tehran attacks: what we know

Tehran attacks: what we know
By Euronews
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Attackers have opened fire in Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini


Iran’s capital Tehran has been rocked by a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic.

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran’s parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least a dozen people.

Here is what we know so far:

At least 12 people were killed

Islamic State claimed responsibility

However, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard say Saudi Arabia was behind the attack

The men who raided parliament were dressed in women’s clothing

Intelligence minister says foiled third attack

How did events unfold?

Attackers armed with guns stormed the parliament building through the main entrance in central Tehran.

One of them detonated a suicide vest inside the parliament building.

Soon after, another bomber detonated a suicide vest near the shrine of the Republic’s revered founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, a few kilometres south of the city.

A second attacker was shot dead.

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