Seven people killed in Tehran

June 16, 2009 12:00 am


TEHRAN, Iran, Jun 16 – Seven people were killed when a military post was attacked near a rally held a day ago in Tehran to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, radio Payam announced.

"Several thugs wanted to attack a military post and vandalise public property in the vicinity of Azadi Square," the radio said referring to the site of the rally held on Monday.

"Unfortunately seven people were killed and several others wounded in the incident."

However, a source told AFP that the emergency services department had information that eight people were killed and several wounded in the incident.

The coroner’s office when contacted by AFP said it had registered no deaths in connection with Monday’s rally.

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi staged a massive rally on Monday protesting against Ahmadinejad’s disputed election in Friday’s poll.

Mousavi has claimed that Ahmadinejad’s re-election was due to vote rigging.


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