1 killed, 5 injured after gunfire at Iranian parliament

Shooting has been reported in the Iranian parliament, according to local news agencies, adding that at least one guard has been killed and a number of people injured. In a separate incident, gunmen opened fire at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran.

The attacker opened fire at the guards inside the parliament, then escaped the building and is now on the run, FARS news agency reported. 

A male assailant was arrested while on the run at the parliament’s hallway, Akbar Ranjbarzadeh, a senior member of the parliament’s Presiding Board told Farsnews.

In the meantime, Elyas Hazrati, a senior MP, told the agency that there were at least three attackers who carried two Kalashnikov rifles and a handgun.