Gunmen kill 7, injure many in Iran parliament

Baku, June 7, AZERTAC

A shooting incident has been reported this morning inside Iran's Parliament killing reportedly 7 and injuring about 30, Mehr news agency reports.

Four armed men has charged at security officers guarding the front gate of Iranian Parliament this morning, shooting at one guard and fleeing the scene.

The armed men walked to gate one of Iran’s Parliament at about 10:15 AM this morning and charged at the security guards. The armed men shot and injured some of the security guards. No information is yet available of the identity of the shooter.

Following the attack, the entrance and exit gates to the Parliament’s halls have been closed to reporters, and a number of lawmakers have left to investigate the incident.

It is reported that the three armed men have fled to the north building of parliament where the office of lawmakers is located, and are currently based there.

One of the four attackers has been arrested, According to Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

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