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Eight ISIS militants sentenced to death for acts of terrorism in Tehran
19:29, 13 May 2018

Eight ISIS militants sentenced to death for acts of terrorism in Tehran

At the beginning of June 2017, attacks on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Iranian parliament took place in Tehran, at least 16 people died

19:29, 13 May 2018

Reuters

On May 13, eight militants of the Islamic State terrorist group who are accused of committing a terrorist act in Tehran in June 2017, were sentenced to death in Iran. The relevant decision was taken by the court of the Iranian capital, Deutsche Welle reports.

The decision of the judges can be appealed in the Supreme Court of Iran. The trial of the terrorist act in Tehran began in late April. In the case initially there were 26 suspects, now 18 of them remain under investigation.

We recall, in early June 2017 in Tehran, there were attacks on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Iranian parliament. First, four people armed with Kalashnikov rifles broke into the parliament building, where the deputies were present. One of the attackers committed self-explosion. Soon after, several people, including another suicide bomber, attacked the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, located in the suburbs of Tehran.

As a result, at least 16 people were killed, more than 50 were injured. ISIS took responsibility for both acts of terrorism. This was the first attack of the "Islamic state" militants in Iran, which led to the victims.

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