One of them was shot dead, the other detonated a suicide vest, he added.
14:04 ‘A minor issue’ – parliament speaker downplays attack
Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted the speaker of the parliament, Ali Larijani, downplaying the attack today.
He said “some coward terrorists” had infiltrated the building, but “were seriously confronted”.“This is a minor issue but reveals that the terrorists pursue troublemaking,” he said.“Iran is particularly the active and effective hub of fighting against terrorism and they want to damage this trend.”
13:37 Iranian MPs vacate parliament building
Iranian MPs have left the hall of parliament in co-ordination with security forces amid an attack by gunmen, Iran’s Young Journalists Club (YJC) reported.
Security forces are trying to detain the remaining attackers who stormed the Majlis (parliament) earlier today and are thought to be located on different floors of the building.
There have been reports of hostages being taken.
A plenary session of the Majlis had continued for quite a while after the initial reports of the attack.
13:28 Armenia condemns Iran attack
Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian: We strongly condemn attacks at Iran’s Parliament and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. In solidarity with people of Iran.
— MFA of Armenia?? (@MFAofArmenia) June 7, 2017
13: 21 One attacker on Iranian Majlis arrested
IRNA – One of the four men who attacked the Majlis (the Iranian Parliament) on Wednesday morning has been arrested.
13:17 Islamic State claims responsibility for Iran attack
So-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Tehran over an encrypted messaging app, saying its fighters had struck both locations, the BBC reports.
However, the group provided no evidence to back up its claim.
11:30 Armenian MP says parliament sitting continues, despite attack
Speaking to Public Radio of Armenia from inside the Parliament, Armenian lawmaker Karen Khanlarian said “the nature of the attack is not yet clear, no one has claimed responsibility.”
He said the gunshots were not heard inside the session hall. “There is no panic here and the sitting continues,” Khanlarian said.
11:05 Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead
AP – 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 12 other people in rare twin attacks