Iran's president office denies attack on Ahmadinejad

19:57, August 04, 2010      

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures while speaking for his supporters during his visit of the city of Shahrekord in Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari province, 521 km (326 miles) south west of Tehran June 16, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

An informed source in Iran's presidential office has rejected as "false reports" of grenade attack on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, local English channel Press TV reported on Wednesday.

Several foreign and local media reports said earlier that a grenade exploded near the convoy of Ahmadinejad during his visit to the western city of Hamedan on Wednesday while the president escaped unhurt.

"No such attack took place," the state-run television quoted the unnamed source as saying.

Conservative Iranian website reported that the explosion took place in Hamedan as the president was going to make a public speech. The report said a man suspected of throwing the grenade was detained.

The website said the attacked car was a mini-bus which was carrying correspondents who had come to Hamedan with the president on Wednesday morning.

The report said that no casualties have been reported till now.

"The car of the president was 100 meters ahead of the blast and nothing happened to him," the report said.

Source: Xinhua


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