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Islamic State claims attack at Iranian parliament

Members of Iranian forces and people take cover during a gunmen attack at the parliament's building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Iran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine on Wednesday, the group’s state news agency AMAQ said.

“Fighters from Islamic state attacked Khomeini’s shrine and the Iranian parliament in Tehran,” the news agency said.

In another statement the news agency said the attacks on Khomeini’s shrine were carried out by two suicide bombers.

The two attacks happened almost simultaneously and killed up to seven people.

Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; writing by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Giles Elgood