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The motivations and messages of today’s ISIS attack on the Iranian capital are political and religious, an expert says. The assault on the national parliament building and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini took the lives of 12 people and injured at least 42 others, and closely follows Saturday’s attack in London. It is also the most recent of a series perpetrated during Ramadan.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack in London, England.
The attack left four people dead after the assailant drove along the sidewalk of a bridge and stabbed a police officer. The attacker was shot dead.
This comes months after ISIS announced that 2017 would be “a year of massacre” at the end of last year.
With ISIS constantly making headlines, their activity can be hard to track. Some people are often confused as to how they were established in the first place.
Consult the infographic below for a brief history.
The twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at 7 a.m. GMT and the metro station was target just one hour later. The death toll between the two events is officially 31, with 222 people who have sustained varying degrees of injuries. Belgium has raised it’s terrorism alert to the highest level. Three days of mourning have been declared.