Tehran Attacks to Boost Iran’s Resolve to Uproot Terrorism: Lebanese Speaker
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Speaker of Lebanon’s parliament said Wednesday’s terrorist attacks in Tehran will strengthen Iran’s determination in the war against terrorism.
The terrorist attacks in Tehran would boost the Islamic Republic of Iran’s determination to wipe out terrorism, Arabic-language Al Mayadeen TV quoted Nabih Berri as saying on Wednesday.
The deadly attacks in Tehran, claimed by the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, have drawn international condemnation.
On Wednesday morning, terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran’s parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, south of the city.
Four armed assailants, dresses as women, attacked the parliament buildings in the morning.
Equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, the gunmen killed security guards and ordinary people before holding people hostage in the upper floors of the building.
Security forces laid a siege to the parliament for several hours. Three of the gunmen were shot dead in an exchange of gunfire, while the other blew himself up.
According to officials, 12 people have been killed and 42 others wounded in the two incidents.