Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survives grenade attack on his convoy

UPDATE: Iran denies reports of attack on President Ahmadinejad

Aug 4, 2010

Iranian officials have denied that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was targeted in an assassination attempt.

A conservative Iranian website had said an explosive device was thrown at his convoy in the western city of Hamedan, where he was to deliver a speech.

But state-run Press TV said “no such attack had happened”, and officials said the confusion was caused by an exploding firework.

Mr Ahmadinejad went ahead with his speech at a football stadium.

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UK Daily Mail
Aug 4, 2010

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has survived a grenade attack on his convoy in western Iran.

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According to conservative website,, the blast from a homemade bomb took place today in Hamedan as Ahmadinejad was about to address a crowd at a football stadium.

It says the president was unhurt, but other people in the convoy were injured.

Mr Ahmadinejad gave his speech as planned and it was broadcast live on state TV.

Officials could not immediately be reached to confirm the report of the attack.

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