Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Police make arrests, increase patrols as death toll climbs in Tehran attack

Police make arrests, increase patrols as death toll climbs in Tehran attack

Police increased patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday, a day after a pair of Islamic State attacks on the parliament and the tomb of Iran’s revolutionary leader.

Iran's Intelligence Ministry confirmed that at least five of the eight male attackers had fought for Islamic State.

Officials also announced that the death toll had increased to 17, not including the attackers. An additional 43 people were wounded in the attacks.

Many of the injured remained in intensive care at Cina Hospital in the capital on Thursday. Several lawmakers visited the injured, including Allaeddin Boroujerdi, who heads parliament’s national security and foreign policy...

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