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Car Bomb Kills Man, Injures 17, Iran Says

From Reuters

A car bomb exploded in south Tehran on Wednesday, killing a 70-year-old man and injuring 17 other people, six of them critically, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Security sources said it blew up in a street of shops, 22 of which were damaged.

The news agency said it was the second bomb explosion in Tehran this year and blamed “counterrevolutionary groups backed by imperialist governments"--a term for opponents of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Sixteen such blasts were reported in the capital in 1985.

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