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ISIS Claims it Attacked Iran


Our live coverage has now ended. But here is a quick catch up of the latest developments:

  • At least 12 people have died in twin attacks in Iran’s capital of Tehran on Wednesday, semi-official Iranian news agency FARS reports. It is unclear if the death toll includes the perpetrators.
  • ISIS claims responsibility for the attack; CNN can not independently verify this claim.
  • Armed attackers stormed Iran’s parliament building, killing two security guards and “three others” when the attackers struck, says FARS.
  • Elsewhere, FARS reports two people were killed in a suicide attack at the Imam Khomeini mausoleum south of city. Again, it is unclear if the attacker is included in this death toll.
  • One of the assailants who attacked parliament has blown himself up, says FARS citing the Intelligence Ministry.

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