Suicide bomber linked to ISIS attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday where they killed 13 people in an unprecedented assault.
The attack has received condemnation with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blaming on their regional rival, Saudi Arabia.
ISIS terrorist group claimed the Wednesday attack threatening more against Iran’s majority Shi’ite population, seen by the hardline Sunni militants as heretics.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted: “Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland. Proxies attack what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy.”
Zarif however did not explicitly blame any country but the tweet appeared to refer to comments made by Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, in May, saying that that Riyadh would bring “the battle” for regional influence to Iran.
The attackers dressed as women burst through parliament’s main entrance, according to deputy interior minister Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari and referenced by Tasnim news agency. One of them detonated a suicide vest then two men followed shooting randomly.
Four jihadis filmed themselves inside parliament before one blew himself up and three were shot dead
Suicide bomber who disguised himself in a burka detonated at shrine before second was shot by police. Another five were also arrested.