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Friday, May 29, 2009

Gunmen attack Ahmadinejad campaign office

Fri, 29 May 2009 | PressTV

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Unidentified gunmen have reportedly opened fire on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's campaign outpost in the southern city of Zahedan.


According to Mohammad-Reza Zahed-Sheikhi, who presides over President Ahmadineajd's election office in the Sistan-Baluchistan province, three people including a two-year-old child have been wounded in the attack.

"Three motorcyclists carrying knives stopped outside the outpost and started cursing and ripping our billboards," Sheikhi said in an interview with IRNA.

He added that the men pulled out their guns and started shooting when some of the campaign staff rushed to protest.

Two campaign workers, received arm, stomach and shoulder wounds and were taken to hospital, while the child, who was shot in the stomach, was undergoing surgery, he continued.

Sheikhi said the men attempted to make a run for it, but were eventually arrested by police authorities.

The incident comes only a day after a terrorist attack rocked the city of Zahedan to its core.

At least 25 people were killed and 125 others were injured on Thursday after bombers targeted a religious ceremony in the Shia Amir al-Momenin mosque. The mosque was partially destroyed by the blast.

The latest developments in southern Iran come as the country prepares to hold presidential election in two week's time.


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