Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked Iran’s parliament in central Tehran and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in south of the city, killing at least 12 people and wounding 39, officials said.

Smoke was seen after an explosion rocked the parliament’s building in central Tehran [Reuters]
Four armed assailants attacked parliament office buildings on Wednesday morning, while the shrine of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini was struck by a suicide bomber, state media reported.

One of the attackers on Iran’s parliament complex blew himself up on the fourth floor amid an ongoing siege, state broadcaster IRIB reported.

Lawmaker Elias Hazrati told state television that three attackers, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, raided office buildings at the parliament complex.

ISNA news agency quoted a member of the parliament as saying that all the parliament doors were shut and access to the complex was sealed by police.

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency says the siege at parliament is over and that four attackers have been killed.

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