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 Seven dead, four taken hostage as unknowns open fire at Iran's parliament, - local media. PHOTO

A shootout occurred at Iran’s Parliament (Majlis).

As reported by Censor.NET citing the Iranian Press TV channel, at least one person was killed and eight were injured in a shootout at Iran's parliament in Tehran.

The deceased is reported to be a guard of the parliament.

Iranian media give different information on the number of attackers, varying from one to four people.

Seven dead, four taken hostage as unknowns open fire at Irans parliament, - local media 01
One of the attackers. Photo: Tasnim News Agency

According to lawmaker Mehdi Kiaee, the situation is under control inside the parliament, while security forces are working to restore calm there.

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Tehran MP Elias Hazrati has said that the assailants were armed with two Kalashnikovs and a handgun.

The national identity of the attackers and their motives are unknown so far.

Later, Tasnim News Agency reported on its Twitter page about seven dead in the attack on Iran's parliament.

"Unconfirmed reports say seven people martyred in Iran's parliament shooting spree, four taken hostage," the message reads.
 
 
 
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