Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bombings and gun attacks in Tehran that killed 17 people

Iranian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of helping militants involved in this weeks attacks in the capital Tehran, according to a judiciary official.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks on parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republics founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, that killed 17 people on Wednesday.

Ahmad Fazelian, a provincial judiciary official, said the seven, suspected of providing support for the terrorist team, were detained in Fardis, about 50 km west of Tehran, the judiciarys online news agency Mizan reported.

On Friday, authorities announced the arrests of 41 suspects in connection with the twin Tehran attacks.

Separately, the head of the judiciary in Fars province said seven people were detained in the southern Larestan area for possible ties to Islamic State, Irans ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.

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