Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Iran’s parliament, Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum come under attack

Democracy and Class Struggle notes the BBC talks about armed individuals not terrorists which clearly give away the BBC pro Imperialist Middle East agenda - the recent formation of a new CIA Centre to attack Iran and the recent Trump meeting in Saudi makes all this point at US and Saudis and CIA .

The US and Saudis and Israeli's will be held to account.

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) and the Mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in the capital Tehran have come under armed attack.

At least four gunmen have reportedly intruded into the premises of the Majlis, opening fire on the security guards there. According to Tasnim news agency, at least eight people have been injured in the shooting attack on Wednesday. Two people are said to have lost their lives in the firefight. The assault has forced a lockdown on the legislature.

Tehran MP Elias Hazrati has said that the assailants were armed with two Kalashnikovs and a handgun. According to lawmaker Mehdi Kiaee, the situation is under control inside the parliament, while security forces are working to restore calm there.

As seen in the footage below, Anti-Terror Special Forces have been deployed to the Majlis. Tasnim said in an update that the hostage rescue team of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has arrested two “terrorists” in the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. 

The IRGC hostage rescue forces also killed one assailant at the parliament, according to Tasnim.

An Interior Ministry source said a suicide bomber has blown himself up on the fourth floor of the parliament building, where he was holed up. Separately, Fars said in a Twitter post that three gunmen attacked the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran, opening fire on people inside and wounding a number of them.

 The photo released by Jamaran News shows the moment of a blast at the western entrance of the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum, southern Tehran, June 7, 2017. The report said one of the assailants has been killed, another has blown himself up and a third one has been injured. Informed sources say a suicide bomber’s explosive vest has also been discovered and deactivated in the vicinity of the mausoleum.

 Iran’s state television quoted an Intelligence Ministry source as saying that the twin attacks in Tehran were being treated as terrorist incidents. IRNA cited an official with the Intelligence Ministry’s Counterterrorism Department as saying that several terrorist teams had entered the capital earlier in the day. 

 One of the terrorist teams was busted before managing to stage any attacks, while two others attacked the parliament building and the mausoleum. At the shrine, one bomber was killed bef

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