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Armed men open fire at Iran’s parliament, Khomeini shrine

Jun 07, 2017, 6:38 AM EDT
The building of Iranian parliament.
(Source: Parmida Rahimi/flickr)

Armed men launched two coordinated attacks on the Iranian parliament and the shrine of Iran’s revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital, Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least one security guard and injuring several others.

According to Iran’s state broadcaster four “terrorists,” including a suicide bomber, were involved in the strike, writes Al Jazeera.

Iranian forces have been fighting Islamic State and other rebel groups in Syria and Iraq while Shia Iran remains a target for jihadist militants, notes The Guardian.  The motivation behind the assault isn’t clear as no group has claimed responsibility.

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