Iran Parliament attack: Death toll rises

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Iran Parliament attack: Death toll rises

Tehran: Attackers raided Iran's parliament and set off a suicide bomb at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday, killing 12 and injuring over 30 in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian media reported.

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry said security forces had arrested a "terrorist team" planning a third attack, without giving further details.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement. If confirmed, they would be the first assaults by the hardline group inside Iran.

One attacker detonated a suicide vest, one was killed by security forces and other assailants were arrested, the Governor of Tehran was quoted as saying by IRIB.