Ahmadinejad attack 'was firework'

Witness says teenager threw firecracker which went off near the presidential motorcade.

    An official in Ahmadinejad's media office said the  explosion was from a firecracker [AFP]

    Al Jazeera's Alireza Ronaghi, reporting from Iran, said: "Presidential sources say a firecracker went off near Ahmadinejad's convoy. They deny it was anything bigger than that and say Ahmadinejad and his entourage are OK.

    "When I contacted the president's office in Tehran [the capital of Iran], officials vehemently denied any such incident," he said.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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