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Live Blog: Iran's Parliament, Khomeini Shrine Attacked

Iranian media are reporting two separate shooting incidents at the Iranian parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.


Summary

-- An Iranian official says 12 people have been killed in twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine. The head of Iran's emergency department, Pir Hossein Kolivand, said 39 people were also wounded in the attacks in Tehran, and rescue operations were continuing.

-- The extremist Sunni group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the June 7 attacks in the capital of predominantly Shi'ite Iran, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said.

*NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Tehran (GMT +4 1/2)

20:02 7.6.2017

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19:53 7.6.2017

Reaction from the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran:

19:50 7.6.2017

Video of Senator Bernie Sanders asking for a vote on new Iran sanctions to be delayed in the light of the attacks in Tehran:

19:43 7.6.2017

Victims of the attacks will be put to rest on Friday, ISNA reports.

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