Shooting reported inside Iranian parliament

"Reports said some people held hostage in #Iran 's parliament; fire exchanges going on", the Tasnim news service said on its Twitter account.

Three attackers are reported to have entered Iran's parliament building and shot at security officals this morning. There are conflicting reports of other people hurt.

A shooting incident has taken place inside the Iranian parliament, according to the two semi-official news agencies, Fars and Mehr.

Reportedly unknown men fired several rounds at the guards protecting the parliament building in Tehran.

One member of parliament told state broadcaster IRIB that there were three gunmen inside the parliamentary complex in central Tehran, armed with rifles and a pistol.

Tasnim reporter inside the parliament said four security guards have been shot in the incident, while one of them have lost his life.

The shooting at the mausoleum, several kilometres to the south, happened at the same time, reports said.

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