Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks: official

TEHRAN — At least 13 people died in the twin attacks by militants against Iran’s parliament and Imam Khomeini Shrine in capital Tehran on Wednesday, the security deputy of Iran’s Interior Ministry was quoted as saying by state IRIB TV.

Also, 43 people were injured in the terrorist attacks, Hossein Zolfeghari said.

In the meantime, all four assailants against the parliament and two against the Khomeini Shrine were killed.

On Wednesday, the twin attacks were simultaneously carried out in Tehran at around 10:30 a.m. local time (0600 GMT).

According to the reports, the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Xinhua-northboundasia.com