Srinagar: Two people were killed in twin attacks on Iran’s parliament and the grounds of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum on Wednesday, reports quoting Iranian media said.
As per reports a security guard was killed when gunmen burst into Tehran’s parliament complex, while a gardener was killed when armed assailants entered the grounds of Khomeini’s mausoleum in the south of the city.
Three attackers, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, raided parliament, according to the state television website.
There were conflicting reports from inside the parliament complex, with some reports saying the situation had been brought under control while others said the shooting was continuing.
An armed man had entered at the western entrance of the mausoleum and opened fire before blowing himself up with a suicide vest, reports quoting local officials said.
The mausoleum is in southern Tehran, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the parliament building.
Ayatollah Khomeini led and launched the Islamic revolution in 1979.