Iran confirms 1 killed, dozens injured in protests

February 15, 2011 10:43


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TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian police on Tuesday confirmed that one person was killed during clashes between security forces and protesters on Monday.

The official IRNA news agency on Tuesday quoted acting police commander Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan who said dozens of people, including nine members of the security forces, also were wounded in Monday's protests.

Radan said one of the injured is in critical condition.

He also said several people were arrested, but did not specify how many.

Radan blamed the violence on the Iraq-based Iranian opposition group, MEK. He provided no proof to back up his claim.

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