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Nine Iranians Injured In Grenade Attack In Yerevan

March 20, 2012

by RFE/RL's Armenian Service

YEREVAN -- Officials in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, say 10 people -- including nine Iranian nationals and an Armenian -- were injured in a grenade explosion at a nightclub.

Yerevan police officials say an unknown attacker threw a grenade inside the Alen-Elen disco club in the early hours of March 20.

The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

Officials said one Armenian citizen and nine Iranian nationals were hospitalized with burns or smoke intoxication as a result of the attack.

Doctors said their lives were not believed to be in dangered.

With reports


Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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