Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

Kevin Surbaugh (written with information from press statements and various news agencies)

ISIS is claiming responsibility for two attacks in the Iranian Capitol City of Tehran.  The attacks, which killed at least twelve, marks the terrorist groups first major strikes in Iran. Coming in the middle of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the terrorists attacked Parliament and an Islamic Shrine.
Iran's State-run broadcaster IRIB reported that the attacks killed at least 12 people and wounded another 42 during an hours-long standoff that ended when all four attackers were killed by security forces.
United States Department Spokesperson issued a two-line statement to all media outlets saying,
  The United States condemns the terrorist attacks in Tehran today. We express our condolences to the victims and their families, and send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Iran. The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world.
According to a FOX World, ISIS released a video of the attack from inside the Iranian Parliament.  Four terrorists were reportedly involved, one blew himself up inside parliament and the others were killed by Iranian police. 

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