4 Aug 2010

Iran president survives attack on convoy - reports

9:03 pm on 4 August 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has survived an attack on his convoy on Wednesday, Lebanon's Future television quoted the Iranian presidency as saying.

Al Arabiya television said an attacker had thrown a bomb at Mr Ahmadinejad's convoy in Iran on Wednesday before being detained.

Both television reports said some people had been wounded.

Dubai-based Al Arabiya cited its own sources as saying the bomb had hit a car carrying journalists and presidential staff.

Mr Ahmadinejad appeared on live Iranian television at a sports stadium in the western city of Hamadan. He was apparently well and made no mention of any attack, Reuters reports.