IS video purports to show Iran parliament siege

A 24-second video released by the Islamic State group’s Aamaq news agency purports to show the siege of Iran’s parliament.

The video, circulated online, shows a gunman and a bloody, lifeless body of a man lying on the ground next to a desk.

A voice on the video praises God and says in Arabic: “Do you think we will leave? We will remain, God willing.” Another voice repeats the same words. The two appeared to be parroting a slogan used by IS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, who was killed in Syria last year.

IS rarely releases statements or other media about ongoing operations. The video emerged before Iranian media reported that the siege had ended, with four attackers killed.

The group has claimed the attack on Iran’s parliament and another on the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, which killed at least two and wounded more than 30 people.

— AP

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