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#Iran #Tehran – Armed man inside Khomeini’s mausoleum. Several people shot
** Shooting inside parliament. Guard and civilians hurt. Gunmen have blocked exits and are preventing MPs from leaving
** Local media report at least 2 injured inside Khomeini’s mausoleum
** Local media say a suicide bomber has detonated himself inside the mausoleum
** 1 dead and 5 injured inside the mausoleum
** Local media report the shooters at the parliament are holed up inside an office and surrounded
** 3 attackers @ Khomeini’s shrine. 1 blew himself up, 1 shot dead and 1 female arrested
** A total of 17 ambulances have been dispatched to both scenes so far
** Security forces arriving in parliament area
** No word on who the attackers are. I see many people tweeting about
#IS, but as long as nothing is officially confirmed, we should also consider Balochistan’s #undallah, Kurdistan Freedom Party, Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Free Life Party
** Picture of the moment of the explosion @ Khomeini’s mausoleum. (Pic Jamaran)
#Tasnim says 7 were killed in the parliament and 4 people are still being held hostage
** Suicide bombing has taken place inside the parliament, on the 4th or 5th floor.
** Iranian intelligence stated that 3 attacks were planned, but that 1 was foiled.
** Reports coming in of a 2nd suicide bombing @
** Intelligence Ministry has stated the attacks are carried out by “terrorist groups”
** As I said earlier, and I’ll repeat if: people are all talking about
#IS. But: nothing has been confirmed. We should keep an eye on Balochistan’s #Jundallah, Kurdistan freedom Party, Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, Kurdistan Free Life
** Party and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran
** Attack has now been claimed by
** In March 2017, a video by
#IS Wilayah Diyalah was spread. It was in Farsi. The video focused on Iran and Shias. It talked about targeting Ahmadinejad, Khameini, Khomeini, and others
** Media are reporting all 4 attackers inside parliament have been killed
** Propaganda on
#IS-linked Telegram channels following today’s attacks.
#IS claims a total of 5 fighters carried out the attacks in parliament and @ Khomeini’s mausoleum, killing and wounding 60
** Tehran police chief: 5 suspects detained following dual attacks in Tehran that were claimed by
** More propaganda released on
#IS-linked Telegram channels after today’s attacks. Partially covered it, image too graphic
** Tehran confirms 5 attackers were Iranian nationals.
#Iraq #Mosul – Security forces thwart suicide attack on civilians in eastern Mosul – https://t.co/smcZMoYrTT
- Leader of
#IS in East Asia incites Muslims to “teach crusaders that zero hour has arrived” + “the meeting will be in #Moscow & #Washington“. #Germany #Bremen – #Rumiyah 10 shows #IS defector Harry S.
- 10th issue of
#Rumiyah has been released
#IS names #LondonBridge attackers as Abu Sadiq al-Britani, Abu Mujahid al-Britani and Abu Yusuf al-Britani.
** President Macron appears for the 1st time in the French version of
#Rumiyah 10 #Iraq #Ramadi – Huge fire reported. Cause unknown at this point. #World – #IS-linked propaganda on #Telegram mentions US, Russia, France, UK, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Italy,… #Pakistan #Rawalpindi – #LeJ terrorist held in Rawalpindi, explosives seized – https://t.co/ZwM8nUPpzw #UK #London – 2 controlled explosions carried out outside US Embassy in London.
** Police attended the scene due to reports of 2 suspicious vehicles
#Turkey – Turkish Parliament approves mandate allowing troops to be deployed to Turkish military base in #Qatar – https://t.co/Y7F0sW8hgf #Lebanon #Beirut – Interior Minister al-Mashnouq confirms #IS plot to blow up #Dahieh restaurant was foiled – https://t.co/7da8AtQ18U #France – Laurent Nunez will be appointed as the new director of the DGSI, the French domestic intelligence agency #France – Bernard Emié nominated as new director of the DGSE, the French foreign intelligence agency #France #Paris – Attacker has been identified as Farid Ikken
** In 2009,
#Ikken was awarded a prize by the European Commission for an article on inequality in Swedish health care #Qatar – #Djibouti also reduces its diplomatic ties with Qatar. #Belgium #Antwerp – Letter with suspicious powder arrived @ private residence of mayor De Wever. Important police deployment
** In March, an unknown assailant threw an axe through the window of the same residence. In the past, he has been stalked he received death threats and someone deposited a pig’s head on his driveway.
** First test results indicate the powder is harmless: Antwerp police
#Somalia #Mogadishu – Explosion just heard near residence of ex-president Hassan. Area sealed off #Iraq #Mosul – #IS claims a suicide bombing on federal police forces yesterday, carried out by Abu Islam al-Iraqi. #Ireland – #Garda insists it is capable of swift response to any terror attack – https://t.co/TlUal1f9Fu #France #Paris – Paris hammer attack suspect worked as a journalist in #Sweden: report – https://t.co/kWbfxzPxoe #India #Kupwara – Army foils another infiltration bid in Kashmir, two terrorists killed – https://t.co/evFDLsiW3b #Denmark – Ferry services suspended between Denmark and #Germany after ‘threat’: operator #Italy #Torino – 2 parcel bombs defused @ courthouse – https://t.co/EJ7uZPQNQs #France – France creates new counter-terrorism task force – https://t.co/jurRwMlUr8 #France #Paris – 5 under arrest, in connection with the #ChampsElysees attacks #Iraq #Mosul – Mobilization leader says border areas west of Mosul to be #IS-free in 2 days – https://t.co/9ngPlpDlcl #UK #London – French citizen Xavier Thomas, missing since the #LondonBridge attack, has been recovered from the Thames #Afghanistan #Nangarhar – #IS suffers heavy casualties, 44 including foreigners killed #France #Paris – A video of the attacker has been found during searches of his house. Video shows him pledging allegiance to #IS. #Afghanistan #Kunduz – Tajikistani militants among 11 killed in Kunduz airstrike #UK #London – New search in Ilford & large part of crime scene released