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Iran arrests 8 more terrorists over Tehran attacks

An Iranian judicial official says eight more individuals have been arrested in connection with the recent terrorist attacks in the capital, Tehran.

Ahmad Fazeli, with the Justice Department of Iran's Alborz Province, said the eight were accused of having provided backup for the five terrorists who carried out two terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, gunmen stormed Iran's Parliament (Majlis) and the Mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in two coordinated attacks. At least 17 people lost their lives and nearly 50 others were wounded in the assaults, which involved shootings and blasts. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.

All the five assailants involved in the attacks were subsequently killed by Iranian security forces.

Source: Al-Alam News Network

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