Man arrested after petrol bomb on Ankara Iran embassy

March 23, 2012 16:53


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ANKARA - A man threw three petrol bombs at the Iranian embassy in Ankara on Friday, but caused no damage or casualties, Turkish news agencies said.

The man, described as an Iranian in his 60s, approached the embassy building in Kavaklidere area in the morning and threw three petrol bombs, two into the garden of the high-walled complex, and another one at the walls.

The man was immediately caught by a nearby bank security guard as he tried to escape and handed over to police, the news agencies said.

Turkey is home to a large Iranian community and is visited by thousands of Iranians every year as it is one of the very few countries not requiring a visa for Iranian nationals.

Turkey has sought to mediate between Iran and the West over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.

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