Suspected ISIS Terrorists Attack Iranian Parliament, Bomb Khomeini Shrine

An Iranian woman visits the shrine of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

An Iranian woman visits the shrine of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini / Getty Images

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Terrorists presumed to be affiliated with the Islamic State terror group launched a coordinated strike on the Iranian parliament and a holy shrine dedicated to former Iranian Supreme Leader Khomeini, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled news agency, which is reporting that a number of civilians were killed and wounded.

Iranian security forces killed at least four terrorists who attacked Iran's parliament early Wednesday, while another group of suspected ISIS operatives shot-up the Khomeini shrine and detonated a bomb, according to Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.

"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," the state-controlled site reported.

"According to initial reports, the assailants opened their way into the parliament's administrative building while shooting at the guards, killing at least two [Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps] guards and three others, and wounding 25 civilians," according to Fars.

At least 12 individuals are suspected to have been killed, according to initial reports, though that number could grow.

"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," according to the reports.

ISIS is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attacks on its website.

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