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Conflicting reports over Iran incident

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Conflicting reports over Iran incident


There are conflicting reports coming out of Iran over an alleged attack on President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.
Some claim a home-made grenade was thrown at the presidential motorcade as it made its way through crowds in the western town of Hamadan.
But others, quoting the president’s office, say a firecracker was set off nearby by someone excited to see the President.
Ahmedinejad was not hurt and he later gave a speech as planned, broadcast live on state television.
Several people were injured in the attack and it’s reported that one person was arrested.
Hamadan is 300 kilometres west of Tehran and close to Iran’s Kurdish region.
There have been sporadic clashes between Kurdish rebels and security forces over the years.
On Monday, Ahmedînejad claimed during a speech in Tehran that he believed Israel had sent agents to assassinate him.
However, he gave no more details.

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