Iran’s state news agency Fars noted on Wednesday that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir had stated that Iran must be punished for what he claimed is her interference in the region and support for terrorist organizations, just hours before the two attacks in Tehran which claimed the lives of eight people.
The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the twin attacks, and posted the video above, from the attack inside the parliament building.
Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari said the militants who attacked the parliament building were dressed in women’s clothes.
“The assailants entered the parliament in women’s dress and through the special visitors gate, started the shooting spree and entered the area, causing fear and horror,” Zolfaqari said in an interview with state-run TV after the two, synchronized attacks on the parliament and on the shrine of Khomeini in Tehran.
“In the first minutes of the attack, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces entered the scene and gained control of the floor and main area of the parliament building,” he Zolfaqari claimed.
Four militants fired at the parliament’s guards, killing five and wounding 25 on Wednesday morning. Four were killed on the spot, and a fifth died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. Ten of the wounded victims were civilians.
Several militants raided the shrine of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini, killing at least two and wounding ten others in one or two suicide bomb attacks and a shooting spree.