Iranian Karroubi's car 'attacked'

The site described the demonstrators as armed and said police were unable to disperse them.

Iranian Karroubi's car 'attacked'

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 on Friday, but only the windows were damaged.

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

Sahamnews said the shooting happened late Thursday while former presidential candidate Mahdi Karroubi was leaving a building in Qazvin, some 90 miles (140 kilometers) west of Tehran.

The report added that some 500 people had been demonstrating outside the building where he was staying since the day before.

The site described the demonstrators as armed and said police were unable to disperse them.

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

The website quoted Karroubi as saying there had been no return of fire by his guards.

"Our town is not a place for hypocrites," they reportedly chanted using the regime's standard term of abuse for the outlawed rebel People's Mujahedeen.


Agencies

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