Shooting inside Iran’s parliament, Khomeini shrine, one security guard killed, many injuries

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Shooting inside Iran's parliament, one security guard killed, many injuries

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini have come under armed attack as at least four gunmen have reportedly opened  fire on the security guards there, Press TV reported.

A security guard lost his life in the firefight and at least eight people were  injured in the shooting attack on Wednesday.

“The assailants were armed with two Kalashnikovs and a handgun, ” said Tehran MP Elias Hazrati.

According to lawmaker Mehdi Kiaee, the situation is under control inside the parliament.

The parliament doors are shut and one of the assailants has been surrounded by security guards.

Separately, the Fars news agency said in a Twitter post that three gunmen attacked the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran, opening fire on people inside and wounding a number of them. The report said one of the assailants has been killed, another has blown himself up and a third one has been injured.

 

 

 

 

 

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