Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has survived an attack on his convoy in western Iran, media reports from the region say. The reports say a bomb was thrown at the convoy in the city of Hamedan, where he was to deliver a speech.
Ahmadinejad was unhurt and went ahead with the speech to a rally at a football stadium, which was broadcast live on state TV.
According to Arab TV reports, a number of people were wounded in the attack.
Dubai-based Al Arabiya television said the attacker hit a car carrying journalists. The attacker was detained, it added.
“This morning a hand grenade exploded next to a vehicle carrying reporters accompanying the president in Hamedan,” Iranian website Khabaronline reported.
“Ahmadinejad’s car was 100 metres (yards) away and he was not hurt.”