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Iran president unhurt after blast

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad escaped unhurt after a handmade grenade exploded near his convoy, reports claimed.

A conservative website, khabaronline.ir, said the blast took place in Hamedan in western Iran as Mr Ahmadinejad was on his way to address a crowd. The president gave his speech as planned and it was broadcast live on state TV.

One person was arrested in connection with the attack, the report said, adding that the president's car was about 100 yards away from the site of the blast.

The website said the explosion "caused a lot of smoke" but had no information about whether other people were injured.

Officials could not immediately be reached to confirm the report.

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