Some 16 injured in acid attack in Tehran

Some 16 injured in acid attack in Tehran

Gunmen in Tehran opened fire inside Iran's parliament building and near a shrine devoted to Ayatollah Khomeini, killing at least 12 people and injuring another 43, according to Iranian officials.

"Iran is an active and effective pillar in the fight against terrorists and they want to damage it", he said.

According to reports, Reza Seifollhai, the deputy head of Iran's National Security Council, said on state television that the assailants were Iranian Isis recruits.

The assault marks the first attacks claimed by ISIL, in Iran. "How can four armed men enter the parliament, where a very tight security has always been in place", said a senior official, who asked not to be named. The attackers killed seven people and wounded several others, Tasmin said.

At least one attacker detonated a suicide bomb.

About a half-hour later, another group of attackers rushed the mausoleum of the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Terrorist attacks in Iran are rare, but the country - with its largely Shiite population - has been involved in military actions against Sunni terrorist groups such as ISIS, who regard Shiites as apostates.

Iran's leaders sought to play down the attacks, with neither President Hassan Rouhani nor supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei commenting by early evening.

The Guard Corps also confirmed that Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, and it vowed revenge.

He tweeted his condolences to the British people Saturday, then swiftly attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan as support and messages of solidarity flowed in from other leaders around the globe.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard weighed Saudi Arabia of being behind Wednesday's attacks.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump's reaction to murderous attacks in Tehran was "repugnant" as Iranians were hit by USA clients. "The great people of Iran consider it their responsibility to strengthen peace and tranquility, as well as to intensify fight against terrorism", the embassy added.

This the first attack conducted by ISIS in Iran, which is predominantly Shiite.

The White House released a statement from Mr Trump condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran and offering condolences, but also implying that Iran is itself a sponsor of terrorism.

A second attacker was shot dead, he said.

Officials at one point urged people to avoid using public transportation until further notice.Police helicopters circled over the parliament building and all mobile phone lines from inside were disconnected.

Police patrol outside Iran's parliament building after an assault by several attackers that was claimed by the Islamic State group, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

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