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Police officers run to take position around Iran's parliament building after an assault of several attackers, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Several attackers stormed into Iran's parliament and a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding 12 other people in rare twin attacks, with the shooting at the legislature still underway. (Fars News Agency, Ali Khara via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Police officers run to take position around Iran's parliament building after an assault of several attackers, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Several attackers stormed into Iran's parliament and a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding 12 other people in rare twin attacks, with the shooting at the legislature still underway. (Fars News Agency, Ali Khara via AP)

Iran's Tasnim news agency says four assailants have been killed after two apparent terrorist attacks in the country Wednesday that left at least 12 people dead and more than 40 hurt.

ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack, and it's the first time the group has taken credit for an attack in Iran. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Karim Sadjadpour (@ksadjadpour) of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about what makes the attack so unusual.

This segment aired on June 7, 2017.

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