The six attackers "were Iranian and joined Daesh (ISIS) from some parts of Iran," said Reza Seifollahi, deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, on state TV late Wednesday.
It was the first attack in Iran claimed by ISIS, which had threatened to step up its campaign in the country in recent months.
Iran is a key fighting force against ISIS and other groups in Iraq and Syria, and the Sunni jihadists consider Iran's Shiite Muslims to be apostates.
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