Wednesday, June 7, 2017

IS Attacks Iranian Parliament

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a two-pronged suicide bomb and gun assault on the Iranian parliament and a mausoleum for the founder of the Islamic Republic in Tehran.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks within two hours, publishing a brief video that purported to show the attackers inside the parliament. If an Isis role is confirmed it would be the first attack conducted by the terror group inside majority Shia Iran.


Attacks are highly rare in Tehran and other major cities though a Sunni militant group named Jundallah and its splinter group Ansar al Furqan have been waging a deadly insurgency, mostly in more remote areas, for almost a decade.

Isis, which adheres to a puritanical strain of Sunni Islam, considers Shias heretics and has carried out numerous attacks against Shia civilians in Iraq in particular.

Will we have to send in the drones?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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