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2 top Iranian officials injured in Tehran blast

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents around the world, Edited by Clara Germani / August 31, 1981


Iranian President Muhammad Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Muhammad Javad Bahonar were injured Sunday in an explosion at the prime minister's office in Tehran, Iran radio reported. Both men were hospitalized and a number of employees of the prime minister's office killed or wounded. The radio quoted officials as saying "American mercenaries" had been responsible for the blast.

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