Officials Say Tehran Attackers Were Iranian Nationals

Police officers control the scene, around of shrine of late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, after an assault by several attackers in Tehran, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed into Iran’s parliament and targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding several other people in rare twin attacks, with the siege at the legislature still underway. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

An Iranian security official says the assailants in the deadly attacks in Tehran Wednesday were Iranian nationals.

The website of independent Shargh daily quoted Reza Seifollahi, an official in the country’s Supreme National Security Council, as saying the operatives in the dual attacks that killed at least 12 people were from Iran. He did not elaborate.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Source: Associated Press