Iran: The Islamic State Puts Tehran in Its Crosshairs

Jun 7, 2017 | 13:08 GMT
Iran: The Islamic State Puts Tehran in Its Crosshairs
Terrorist attacks in Tehran itself have not been common in recent years.
(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin attacks rocked Tehran on June 7, with the Islamic State evidently making a rare foray into Iran. The incidents began around 10:30 AM local time, when what appeared to be four gunmen, reportedly dressed as women, opened fire inside Iran's parliament building, killing at least seven people in the initial assault. A small number of family members of Iranian lawmakers were believed to have been taken hostage, and one assailant later reportedly detonated a suicide vest in the upper floors of the building. Around 3:45 PM, Iranian state media reported that all the parliament attackers had been killed. ...

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