2017 Tehran attacks

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2017 Tehran attacks
Part of terrorism in Iran, ISIL terrorism, spillover of the Syrian Civil War
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LocationIslamic Consultative Assembly and Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, both in Tehran, Iran
Date7 June 2017 (2017-06-07)
10:50–14:14 IRDT (UTC+04:30)
Attack type
Suicide bombing, mass shooting, hostage-taking
Deaths23 (18 victims, 5 attackers)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[2]
Serias Sadeqi
Ghayom Fatemi
Ramin Ahmadi[3]
No. of participants

On 7 June 2017, two attacks were simultaneously carried out against the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, leaving 12 people dead and 42 wounded.[4][5][6] ISIS claimed responsibility for both attacks. The shootings were the first terrorist attacks in Tehran in more than a decade,[7] and the first major attack in the country since the 2010 Zahedan bombings.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iran attacks: 'IS' hits Parliament and Khomeini mausoleum". BBC. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. "Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: ministry". Reuters. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. "وزارت اطلاعات/هویت عناصر تروریستی حوادث دیروز تهران". vaja.ir.
  4. Erdbrink, Thomas (7 June 2017). "Islamic State Claims Deadly Iran Attacks on Parliament and Khomeini Tomb". The New York Times.
  5. "Shootings reported at Iranian parliament and Khomeini shrine". The Guardian. France-Presse Agence. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. "Iran shootings: Parliament and shrine attacked". BBC. 7 June 2017.
  7. Cumming, Jason; Abdelkader, Rima. "Iran Parliament, Khomeini's Mausoleum Attacked; ISIS Claims Responsibility". Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  8. "Iran attacks: Twin assaults on parliament and shrine rock Tehran". CNN. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

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