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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.

-- 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)

19:42 7.6.2017

Reaction from Tehran:

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Here is IRGC's statement blaming Saudi Arabia for the attacks:

19:34 7.6.2017

Iranian-American historian and author Abbas Milani:

19:27 7.6.2017

IRNA reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has condemned the attacks in Tehran in a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.

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