Tehran, Iran. Details are limited, but News Front will update this developing story.Iranian media is reporting that shootings have taken place in the parliament building and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital, Tehran.
One guard was killed in the parliament shooting, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. Several people were injured in the shrine shooting, the Fars agency reported.
Khomeini launched the Islamic revolution in 1979.
10:00 Moscow Time-
At least one gunman opened fire inside the Iranian parliament on Wednesday, wounding several people, state media reported.
There were mixed reports, with some local news agencies reporting there was a single shooter inside the Tehran parliamentary complex and others saying there were three men armed with rifles and a pistol.
News agencies ISNA and Fars said three people had been shot, including at least one security guard.
10:23 Moscow Time-
Gunmen have launched what appeared to be coordinated shooting attacks today at Iran’s parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of the Iranian Revolution, according to Iranian media.
One of the attackers reportedly blew himself up in a suicide bombing while attacking the shrine.
At least one guard was killed when a gunman opened fire in hallway at the Iranian parliament in Tehran, the Tansim news agency said. Several others were said to be injured.
Shortly after the shooting broke out at the parliament, a second gunman was reported to have opened fire at the Khomeini shrine a few miles away.
The mausoleum houses the body of Ayatollah Khomeini, the first leader of the Islamic republic, and is highly symbolic site for Iran’s theocratic leadership.
It is not immediately clear who the gunmen were nor their motivations for carrying out the attack.
Iran is fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Iraq. The jihadist group considers Iran’s Shia majority population to be apostates and worthy of death.
Iran has also faced attacks from the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK), a Leftist militant group, and from Kurdish insurgents in the west of the country.