18 Jan 2010

Attempt by bomber on provincial governor

2:59 pm on 18 January 2010

A man set off an explosive device near a provincial governor's office in northeastern Iran, killing himself but causing no other damage, an Iranian news agency reports.

The bomb went off when security personnel near the office of the governor of Khorasan Razavi province approached the man after he had raised their suspicions.

A remote-controlled bomb killed a university scientist in Tehran four days previously.