DEBKAfile – June 7, 2017
After the terrorist outrages inflicted on Paris, Brussels, Nice, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Manchester and London in recent months, the Islamic State turned its attention for the first time to the heartland of Shiite Islam, Tehran. Wednesday morning, June, 7, ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers hit two key regime targets, the Parliament building and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, a shrine dedicated to the founder of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.
At least twelve fatalities were reported in the legislature in an attack that turned into a siege and many wounded at the Khomeini shrine.
Bands of terrorist gunmen and suicide bombers struck both sites. It turns out that in addition to three or four gunmen, there were at least three suicide bombers. Two detonated their bomb vests in the parliament building and one at the Khomeini tomb.