Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mahmud Ahmadinejad Survives Assassination Attempt

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad survived an assassination attempt today, as a home-made grenade exploded near him.  Of course, the Iranian government is saying, wait for it, that people were just throwing fire crackers.  Yeah, that would totally explain why people were arrested and reports of an "assassination attempt" surfaced.

The rest from the Telegraph:

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 hardline 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.

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