Following two attacks by militants in the Iranian Majlis (parliament) and Ayatollah Khomeini Mausoleum on Wednesday morning, Tehran Security Council has started an emergency meeting at noon local time, IRNA reported, quoting Ali-Reza Mahdavi Shahroodi, a Council senior official.

Local media report at least twelve people were killed since several gunmen had stormed the parliament building, while another group of militants detonated two suicide bombs the shrine of Khomeini in south Tehran. 39 people were wounded.


ISIS claimed responsibility for both attacks.

Four people were taken hostage in the parliament, according to Tasnim news agency. It is not clear yet how many militants are involved in the two, synchronized attacks. Police claim to have killed at least one militant who was trying to escape from the parliament building.


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