Iranian Facilities Attacked in Tehran, West Germany

From Associated Press

Terrorists struck Iranian targets in Tehran and Frankfurt, West Germany, this morning as Iran celebrated the sixth anniversary of the Islamic revolution, news reports said.

In the Iranian capital, two terrorists riding a motorcycle hurled grenades at a government building, killing one man and wounding two guards, Iran's news agency reported. The agency said police shot and killed one attacker, wounded the second and arrested a third man in the attack.

In Frankfurt, police said arsonists struck the offices of Iran's Bank Melli in the downtown area. One man was injured while fleeing the burning building, police said.

Both attacks occurred at 8:45 a.m. local time, but in different time zones. It was not known if there was any coordination between the two.

But they coincided with a warning by a spokesman of the leftist Iranian Moujahedeen Khalq (People's Warriors) resistance group in New York that the underground movement would be launching a fresh anti-government offensive in Iran beginning today.

The Islamic Republic News Agency identified the Tehran attackers as "U.S. mercenary agents."

It said the attack was the work of enemies of the Islamic Republic who sought to overshadow 10 days of ceremonies marking the sixth anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the monarchy and the established Islamic rule under the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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