Bomb blast in Iran's western city injures 14

16:27, April 11, 2010      

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A bomb blasted Saturday outside a prison of Iran's western city of Ilam, injuring 14 and killing no one, Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

"Bomb blast outside the prison of Ilam only injured 14 people and nobody was killed," Kooresh Saki, head of the University of Medical Science of western province of Ilam was quoted as saying.

"The injured people are now in good conditions," he added, "and they are receiving medical treatment in hospitals."

According to Mehr, prisoners were allowed to do some exercises in the yard of the prison when the bomb blast occurred, and the wall of some houses and buildings near the prison collapsed in the blast.

Bomb blasts are rare in Iran. A university professor was killed in a bombing in Tehran in January, who was said to be a nuclear scientist.



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