06/10/2017, 12.00
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Tehran, seven arrests over attacks on parliament and Khomeini mausoleum

They are tied to the Islamic State and are suspected of providing material and logistical support to the attackers. Arrests took place in Fardis, about 50km west of the Iranian capital. Yesterday another 41 people detained.

Tehran (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The Iranian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of links with the Islamic State (IS) involved in the attacks on Parliament and the Khomeini mausoleum on June 7 that left 17  dead and 46 injured. Teheran's judiciary sources report that the arrested provided material and logistical help to the attackers.

The attacks in Tehran, claimed by Daesh [Arabic acronym for IS], come at a time of deep tension in the region following US President Donald Trump's trip. In a meeting in Riyadh, Trump and Saud accused Iran of being the base of international terrorism.

In a statement issued by the Iribnews agency, Ahmad Fazelian, head of the Justice Department of Alborz province, west of the capital, says the seven "have provided support to the terrorist group." The arrests took place in Fardis, about 50km west of Tehran. Yesterday, the authorities had announced the detention of another 41 people for (alleged) ties with the twin attack.

In the wake of the attack, the top leaders reported that the bombers "were Iranians recruited by Daesh".

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