Shooting inside Iran Parliament, hostages held, 3 civilians injured: Report

At least two people were injured in an ongoing shooting inside the Iranian parliament. Hostage situation reported. Here's what we know so far

At least two civilians and one security guard have reportedly sustained injuries after three attackers reportedly stormed the Iran Parliament in Tehran. The attackers are reportedly still inside the Parliament complex and have held hostages, reported. The fire exchange is still on. However, while some reports suggest three people have been injured in the Iran Parliament attack, Mehr news agency reported that 8 people have been injured in the attack.

As per the local media reports, the security officials have rushed to the spot. “A person entered Iranian parliament today and started shooting at the guards. He shot one of the guards in the leg and ran away,” Reuters quoted a news agency as saying. The number of people inside the Parliament complex has not been ascertained as yet.

“Three attackers inside Iran ‘s Parliament; 2 injured so far; fire exchanges continue,” the Tasnim news service said on the Twitter account.

Meanwhile, as per Tasnim news agency, another incident of shooting was reported in the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in southern Tehran. Several of them have been left injured after a suicide bomber reportedly detonated himself at the mausoleum of Imam. No arrests have been made so far.

The attackers who stormed the Iran Parliament were reportedly armed with AK-47 assault rifle and pistol. Among the people who are injured in the Parliament attack include two clients, a staffer and security guard, Tasnim news agency reported.