Twin attacks in Iran target parliament and shrine

Published 1310 GMT (2110 HKT) June 7, 2017
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The moment a bomb was detonated on Wednesday, June 7, at the Ayatollah Khomeini shrine near Tehran, Iran, reportedly is shown in this screengrab from a video. Attackers mounted simultaneous gun and suicide-bomb assaults on the shrine and Iran's parliament building in the capital. Jamaran
Police help civilians escape the Iranian parliament building Wednesday during twin attacks. OMID WAHABZADEH/FARS NEWS AGENCY/EPA
An Iranian security forces officer takes a position Wednesday outside the parliament building in Tehran. @IranNewspaper/Twitter
Police on Wednesday storm the parliament building in Tehran. ALI KHARA/FARS NEWS AGENCY/EPA
Iranian security personnel deploy inside the parliament building Wednesday to protect lawmakers during the attack. CHAVOSH HOMAVANDI/EPA
An armed security officer stands in a window of the parliament building during the attack. Fars News Agency/Omid Vahabzadeh via AP
People gather Wednesday outside the parliament building in Tehran. Shirzad Bozorgmehr/CNN
A policeman gestures while officials secure the streets of Tehran as a siege unfolds Wednesday at the parliament building. Xinhua/Sipa USA
Smoke rises Wednesday from the parliament building in Tehran. Attackers took hostages and detonated at least one suicide bomb. All four attackers were killed by security forces, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. HOSSEIN MERSADI/FARS NEWS AGENCY/EPA
People duck behind shrubs during attacks Wednesday in and near Tehran. @IranNewspaper/Twitter
The covered body of one of the attackers purportedly lies Wednesday at the Ayatollah Khomeini shrine. The image was tweeted by @IranNewspaper. @IranNewspaper/Twitter
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard secure the area outside the parliament complex in Tehran during an attack Wednesday. HOSSEIN MERSADI/AFP/Getty Images