Iran General NewsIran opposition leader Karroubi's car 'hit by gunfire'

Iran opposition leader Karroubi’s car ‘hit by gunfire’

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ImageAFP: The armoured car of one of Iran's opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, was hit by gunfire in the northern town of Qazvin, his party's website reported Friday, but only the windows were damaged. ImageTEHRAN (AFP) — The armoured car of one of Iran's opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, was hit by gunfire in the northern town of Qazvin, his party's website reported Friday, but only the windows were damaged.

Karroubi was in the town to attend a mourning ceremony for slain opposition protesters organised by a reformist former member of parliament, Sahamnews.org said.

"Around 500 basiji (members of the Basij Islamic militia) and residents of nearby villages surrounded the place where he was and attacked the building with stones, breaking windows," it said.

After four hours, anti-riot police finally intervened to get Karroubi out of the building.

"As his car was pulling away, it was attacked and hit by gunfire. But, as it is an armoured car, only the windows were damaged."

There was no immediate word from the authorities on the incident.

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