Seven Dead After Tehran Election Rally

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's state radio says seven people died in
clashes in Tehran after an "unauthorized gathering" following a
mass rally over alleged election fraud.

The radio report says the seven died in shooting that erupted
after several people at the gathering Monday night in western
Tehran "tried to attack a military location."

More than 100,000 opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had
marched through Tehran earlier Monday protesting alleged vote
rigging in last week's elections.

The report Tuesday gave no details. It was the first official confirmation of the shooting in Tehran's Azadi Square. Witnesses
there saw at least one person shot dead and several others
seriously wounded after shooting from a compound for volunteer
militia linked to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.


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