Wednesday, June 07, 2017

MP Confirms Authenticity of ISIL Footage of Terrorist Attack at Iranian Parliament
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian legislator confirmed that the footage released by ISIL's website, Amaq, shows his office at the parliament building, adding that the bodies on the ground belong to his staffers killed in the terrorist attack.

"The footage released by the ISIL from the parliament building shows my office and two of our colleagues who were martyred in the operations," Hossein Ali Haji Deligani told FNA on Wednesday after two terrorist attacks on the parliament building and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, left 12 dead and 42 others wounded.

Two of Deligani's aides, working at his office, were killed in the Wednesday morning terrorist attack on the parliament.

The Iranian security and IRGC forces killed all the four terrorists who attacked the parliament building, bringing the situation under control after several hours of clashes.

Parliamentary reporters quoted security officials as saying that all the four assailants have been killed.

Also, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani visited the parliament building minutes ago.

Meantime, caretaker of Iran's emergency unit said that the number of martyred people in the two terrorist attacks on the parliament and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in Tehran has increased to 12, adding that 42 people were wounded.

Four unknown male assailants fired several rounds at the guards protecting the parliament building in Tehran, killing at least five and wounding 25 others in the hallway on Wednesday morning.

According to initial reports, the assailants opened their way into the parliament's administrative building while shooting at the guards, killing at least two IRGC guards and three others, and wounding 25 civilians.

Four of the victims were killed on the scene of the attack, while a fifth one succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital.

Ten of the wounded victims were civilians who had come from different constituencies to visit their deputies.

Also, several assailants raided the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, South of the capital Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least two and wounding ten others in a bomb attack and a shooting spree.

The number of the victims of the terrorist attack who lost their lives grew to 12 according to caretaker of Iran's emergency unit.

FNA reports said four unidentified armed assailants started a shooting spree at Imam Khomeini's shrine this morning.

Three of the assailants shot tens of rounds at the people visiting the shrine, while the fourth one detonated herself in a suicide attack in front of a police station opposite the shrine.

FNA dispatches said the suicide attacker was a female.

The law enforcement and guards at the shrine said they have also defused another suicide vest at the scene.

ISIL's official website, Amaq, issued a statement at 09:00 GMT claiming responsibility for both attacks.

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