One of the attackers of the Irainian Parliament blew himself up inside the building, Iranian media report.
Earlier in the day four unknown armed men attacked the Iranian Parliament. The gunmen fired several rounds at the guards protecting the parliament building and wounding several other people.
Unconfirmed Iranian media reported later claimed that seven people have been killed and four held hostage in a shooting inside the parliament complex.
“Unconfirmed reports say seven people martyred in #Iran’s parliament shooting spree/4 taken hostage,” the Tasnim news service said on its Twitter account.
According to eyewitnesses, attackers were carrying 2 Kalashnikov rifles and a handgun.
After the shooting, one of the attackers escaped the building, bur he was captured as he was on the run, FarsNews reported citing a ranking member of the parliament.
According to the Iranian media, one of the gunmen claimed to be a suicide bomber has been surrounded by security forces inside the Iranian parliament complex
However, according to the latest reports, one of the attackers blew himself up inside the parliament building.