Iran arrests prison attackers: report

20:20, April 15, 2010      

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Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced that the Saturday prison attackers in Iran's western city of Ilam were arrested, local satellite Press TV reported Thursday.

Three people have been arrested over the incident, the report quoted an Intelligence Ministry announcement as saying.

The ministry said Wednesday that the perpetrators had been handed over to judicial authorities, the report said.

"The blast occurred when unknown gunmen fired a rocket- propelled grenade at the prison's wall as they drove by in two cars," Ilam Governor Nourallah Arjomandi said on Saturday.

Two prisoners managed to escape during the attack, Press TV said.

According to an earlier report by Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency, the blast injured 14 but killed no one.

Source: Xinhua


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