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Twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

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Twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

Post  Lamplighter on Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:02 am

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) June 07, 2017 — Several attackers stormed into Iran's parliament and a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding 12 other people in rare twin attacks, with the shooting at the legislature still underway.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks or if they were coordinated. The unusual attacks in Iran's capital, Tehran, prompted the Interior Ministry to call for an urgent security meeting, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

Iranian state media said police helicopters were circling over the parliament building and that all mobile phone lines from inside were disconnected. The semi-official ISNA news agency said all entrance and exit gates at parliament were closed and that lawmakers and reporters were ordered to remain in place inside the chamber, where a session had been in progress.

State TV later said four attackers are involved in the parliament attack, and that eight people were wounded. It quoted lawmaker Elias Hazrati as saying the attackers were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles.

It also said a security guard was killed and four people wounded in the shrine attack. It said one of the attackers at the shrine was killed by security guards and that a woman was arrested. It described the shrine attackers as "terrorists" and said one carried out a suicide bombing, without providing further details.

In addition to being lethal, the attack on the shrine of Khomeini is symbolically stunning. As Iran's first Supreme Leader, Khomeini is a towering figure in the country and was its revolutionary leader in the 1979 ouster of the shah.

Sunni extremists, including the Islamic State group, despise Shiite-majority Iran and are at war with Tehran's proxies in Syria and Iraq. Iran has also come under attack in the past by Arab insurgents. No one immediately claimed Wednesday's attacks.
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Post  bb1 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:12 am

Pound to a penny this is to do with Qatar, LL, and the disaster Trump set in motion when he so eagerly embraced the Saudis.

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Post  bb1 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:15 am

Iranian view:

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/06/07/524450/Iran-Parliament

Iran’s parliament, Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum come under attack

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Post  bb1 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:26 pm

https://www.rt.com/news/391254-iran-blame-saudi-attacks/

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia of masterminding the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, in which at least 12 people were killed. Earlier the terrorist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks.
"This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists. The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack," said the statement, cited by Reuters.

Earlier, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, IRGC deputy commander, pledged retaliation for the attack.

“Let there be no doubt that we will take revenge for today's attacks in Tehran, on terrorists, their affiliates and their supporters,” he said, as cited by the news agency Mehr.

Twelve people were reported killed and 43 injured in gun and bomb attacks in the Iranian capital. The perpetrators targeted the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine.

Both attacks were claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the jihadist organization based in Iraq and Syria. Iran supports both countries in their fight against IS. The attacks in Tehran were the first that IS had claimed responsibility for in the Shiite Islamic republic.


Yup, I'd say that's just about right. Now, which world leader was recently doing sword dances with the Saudis and shouting about driving out terrorists, ignoring the fact that the Saudis have been exporting Wahhabism all over the globe?

And who also forgot about the huge US base in Qatar?

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