According to the Iranian Security Ministry, five of Tehran attack suspects participated in terrorist attacks in Daesh strongholds in Syria’s Raqqa and Iraqi Mosul.
On Wednesday, a group of armed men attacked the Iranian Parliament and Imam Khomeini shrine in Tehran. Four gunmen attacked the building of the Iranian parliament on Wednesday morning. Two of them was captured and one of the attackers blew himself up inside the building.
Several attackers raided the shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, South of the capital Tehran. The attackers started a shooting at the visitors of the shrine, One of the attackers detonated himself in front of a police station opposite the shrine.
“Five of the arrested terrorists earlier left Iran and conducted terrorist activity in Raqqa and Mosul. Last year, they returned to the country under the leadership of the commander, Abu Aish, to carry out terrorist attacks in the holy places of Iran,” a statement by the Iranian Security Ministry obtained by Sputnik said.
“The [Iranian] security services eliminated Abu Aish, else, left Iran in fear. Then, part of them returned and committed yesterday’s attacks.”
Moreover, a woman rom southern regions of Iran who had supposedly helped terrorists was detained. “She helped others, sent them to their missions after the start of the attacks, a member of the Iranian committee of national security of the parliament told Mehr news agency.
The total number of detained suspects in the attacks has been unknown so far.
Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks.
However, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran.
Earlier in the day it was reported that the number of casualties from the twin attacks in the Iranian capital on Wednesday has grown from 16 to 17 people dead.