Sunday, April 22, 2018
News Code : 349462 | Publish Date :2017/6/7 - 17:47 | Category: FORUM

Zarif condemns terrorist attacks in Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister deplored the Wednesday morning terrorist attacks in Tehran which killed at least ۱۲ people. Also, Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani visited the parliament building minutes ago. ISIS official website, Amaq, issued a statement at ۰۹:۰۰ GMT claiming responsibility for both attacks.

Hawzah News Agency (Ankara, Turkey) - "Terrorism is a problem that we are facing at the global level and in the Middle-East," Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday upon arrival in Turkey to discuss bilateral ties and the regional developments, specially Syria, with the high-ranking Turkish officials. 

He condemned the terrorist attacks in Tehran, warning that the region is in highly bad conditions, considering the security issues and the terrorist attacks being carried out in different regional countries. 

The Iranian security and IRGC forces killed all the four terrorists who attacked the parliament building on Wednesday morning, bringing the situation under control after several hours of clashes. 

Officials declared that all the terrorists have been killed and the security situation is fully under control. 

Also, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani visited the parliament building minutes ago. 

Meantime, caretaker of Iran's emergency unit said that the number of martyred people in the two terrorist attacks on the parliament and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in Tehran has increased to 12, adding that 42 people were wounded. 

Four unknown male assailants fired several rounds at the guards protecting the parliament building in Tehran, killing at least five and wounding 25 others in the hallway on Wednesday morning. 

According to initial reports, the assailants opened their way into the parliament's administrative building while shooting at the guards, killing at least two IRGC guards and three others, and wounding 25 civilians. 

Four of the victims were killed on the scene of the attack, while a fifth one succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital. 

Ten of the wounded victims were civilians who had come from different constituencies to visit their deputies. 

Also, several assailants raided the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, south of the capital Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least two and wounding ten others in a bomb attack and a shooting spree. 

The number of the victims of the terrorist attack who lost their lives grew to 12 according to caretaker of Iran's emergency unit. 

FNA reports said four unidentified armed assailants started a shooting spree at Imam Khomeini's shrine this morning. 

Three of the assailants shot tens of rounds at the people visiting the shrine, while the fourth one detonated herself in a suicide attack in front of a police station opposite the shrine. 

The law enforcement and guards at the shrine said they have also defused another suicide vest at the scene. 

ISIS official website, Amaq, issued a statement at 09:00 GMT claiming responsibility for both attacks. 

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