Gunmen have reportedly opened fire inside Iran’s parliament building and a suicide bomber has struck the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, CNN has reported.
One member of parliament told state broadcaster IRIB that there were three gunmen who entered the parliamentary complex, armed with rifles. According to Press TV, three people were wounded in the attack.
Another local news broadcaster, Fars news agency, reported that there were also three attackers at the Khomeini’s mausoleum, with two shooting into the crowd of pilgrims gathered at the shrine as the third blew himself up.
As per initial local media reports, the gunman opened his way into the parliament building by shooting at the guards, leading to injuries to one of the guards and two civilians. The civilians had reportedly come to visit their deputies in Tehran.
Elyas Hazrati, a senior MP, was quoted as saying that three assailants had attacked parliament, carrying two Kalashnikov rifles and a handgun.
With inputs from ANI
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