Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was not injured in a failed assassination attempt on his convoy in western Iran.
A handmade explosive device struck one of the cars in his convoy on Wednesday, injuring several journalists, according to the Al Arabiya television network.
Reuters reported that an official from Ahmadinejad’s office later confirmed the bomb attack and said that one man was arrested in connection with the attack.
Another Ahmadinejad official denied that it was an assassination attempt, saying the explosion was caused by a firecracker, according to AFP and the Iranian Press TV.
Ahmadinejad was travelling from an airport in the western city of Hamadan to give a speech in a sports arena, which was broadcast live on national television.
This story "Ahmadinejad Unharmed After Assassination Attempt" was written by JTA.