ISIS Attacks In Iran Kills 12, Iran Responds to "Fumbling Firecrackers"

ISIS claimed credit for today's dual attacks inside the Iranian Parliament and at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, which killed 12 people and wounded dozens. ISIS's affiliated news agency A'maq posted a short 25 second clip showing one person dead inside parliament.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said:

"The Iranian people are moving forward, and today’s fumbling with firecrackers will not affect the will-power of the people. Everyone must realize this, the terrorists are too small to affect the will of the Iranian people and the authorities'. This also reveals that if the Islamic Republic had not resisted, at the center of all this conspiracy, we would have had much more trouble of this sort in the country. God willing, they will "bite the dust."


ISIS had previously threatened Iran in a March video released in Farsi. In a recent issue of Rumiyah magazine, it displayed a photo of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with the caption "Rafidi Taghout" (which I think means Shi'a Tyrant.)

Iran arrested five people in what may have been plans for a third attack.

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