Islamic State claims attack at Iranian parliament

Iranian parliament.

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for attacks on Iran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine on Wednesday, news agency AMAQ said.

“Fighters from Islamic state attacked Khomeini’s shrine and the Iranian parliament in Tehran,” the IS-linked news agency said.

In another statement the news agency said the attacks on Khomeini’s shrine were carried out by two suicide bombers.

The two attacks happened almost simultaneously and killed up to 12 people.

(Reuters)