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Eight die in Iranian border riot

Eight people were killed and dozens injured in riots in central Iran on Saturday, which the state media said were caused by a dispute about a proposed new boundary which would put parts of the city of Semirom under the municipal control of a neighbouring city, Shahreza. Last night, an interior ministry official in Isfahan said the proposal had been rescinded. Yesterday, television showed the streets of Semirom, in Isfahan province, south of Tehran, littered with stones and broken glass. State broadcasting organisations reported that eight people had been killed, two of them policemen. An undisclosed number of people were arrested. The protesters pelted the governor’s office with firecrackers and smashed the building’s doors and windows, the Baztab website reported. Full Story

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