The June 7 attack was the only one carried out by ISIL in Iran
09 July, 2018, 11:45
TEHRAN, Iran-Iran executed eight people Saturday for their involvement in the June 2017 Islamic State attack on the country's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.
He further noted that those arrested ISIS members sought to use Iran as a safe haven for continuing their terrorist acts after the terror group was defeated in Syria and Iraq.
The Iranian men were convicted of collaborating directly with the IS jihadists who carried out the attacks on June 7, 2017, Mizan Online reported. In August 2007, Iran hanged seven men convicted of rape in Mashhad at the same time. A total of 22 people - 17 civilians and 5 assailants - were killed during the attacks.
We will remind, on 7 June in Iran there was a shootout in the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, which lies to the South of the Iranian capital Tehran.
Security forces killed some of the gunmen while others blew themselves up.
The assault was the first and only claimed by the Islamic State group in Tehran.