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islamic state claims attacks on iran's parliament, shrine that killed 12

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islamic state claims attacks on iran's parliament, shrine that killed 12

the islamic state group claimed responsibility wednesday for a stunning pair of attacks on iran's parliament and the mausoleum of its modern founder, the first such attack claimed by the sunni extremist group in the shiite-ruled nation.the lethal assaults, which killed at least 12 people and shocked the country, brought iran's wars in iraq and syria to its capital at a time when emboldened sunni arab states — led by saudi arabia and backed by u.s. president donald trump — harden their position on its shiite leadership.the attacks drew condemnations and condolences from the governments of pakistan and from iran's close allies in the russian and syrian governments.the attacks began midmorning when assailants, armed with kalashnikov rifles and explosives, stormed the parliament building. one of the attackers later blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to iran's state tv.it was an hours-long siege at the legislature that ended with four attackers dead. in images circulating in iranian media, gunmen were seen holding rifles near the windows of parliament. another image, carried in the semi-official fars news agency, showed a toddler being handed off through a first-floor window to safety outside as an armed man looks on.the is group's aamaq news agency released a 24-second video purportedly shot inside the parliament building during the siege. the video, circulated online, shows a bloody, lifeless body of a man lying on the ground next to...