13:51 GMT09 May 2021
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    Multiple Attacks Hit Iranian Capital of Tehran (33)

    One of the perpetrators of the attacks in Tehran was detained, the authorities are in control of the situation in the city, Hossein Sheikholeslam, an adviser to the Iranian foreign minister, told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to Sheikholeslam, one of the terrorists was killed by the guards some 100 feet away from the Imam Khomeini shrine. The law enforcers shot another assailant, who was wearing an explosive belt, some 50 feet away from the location.

    "The police managed to detain the third terrorist alive," Sheikholeslam said.

    Earlier in the day, the group of four people in women's clothes opened fire in the building of the Iranian Parliament, with a subsequent explosion. Another attack involving an explosion took place near the Imam Khomeini shrine.

    The Iranian Justice Ministry said earlier in the day that at least 12 people were killed and 39 injured in the attacks on the parliament and the Imam Khomeini shrine, also in Tehran.

    Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.

    Multiple Attacks Hit Iranian Capital of Tehran (33)


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