State radio: 7 killed in Tehran clashes

Iran’s state radio says seven people died in clashes in Tehran after an “unauthorized gathering” following a mass rally over alleged election fraud.

The radio report says the seven died in shooting that erupted after several people at the gathering Monday night in western Tehran “tried to attack a military location.”

More than 100,000 opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had marched through Tehran earlier Monday protesting alleged vote rigging in last week’s elections.

The report Tuesday gave no details. It was the first official confirmation of the shooting in Tehran’s Azadi Square. Witnesses there saw at least one person shot dead and several others seriously wounded after shooting from a compound for volunteer militia linked to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard.


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