Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survives 'assassination attempt'

What ? Somebody in Iran does not like their fearless leader ! What a shocker.

Telegraph UK
Al Arabiya television said an attacker threw a bomb at Mr Ahmadinejad's convoy before being detained.

A home-made bomb exploded near the convoy, a source from the president's office told Reuters, but Mr Ahmadinejad, who was travelling from an airport in the western city of Hamadan to give a speech in a sports arena, was unharmed.

One person had been arrested, the Iranian source said.

The website reported that the president's car was about 100 yards away from the site of the blast.

The website said it had no information about whether other people were injured.

"The explosion caused a lot of smoke," it said.

However, an official from Mr Ahmadinejad's media office told AFP that the president's motorcade had not been attacked by a grenade. The explosion was from a firecracker, he said.

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