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August 31, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Tehran bombing

A powerful bomb rocked the prime minister’s office in Central Tehran on August 31 wounding the President Mohammad Ali Rajai and the Prime Minister Mohammad Javed Bahonar, the official Iranian media reported.

By: Editorial |
August 31, 2021 3:18:11 am
The blast, which sent a fire raging through the building, appeared to be the most serious in Iran since a bomb killed more than 70 of the Iran’s religious and political leaders in Tehran.

A powerful bomb rocked the prime minister’s office in Central Tehran on August 31 wounding the President Mohammad Ali Rajai and the Prime Minister Mohammad Javed Bahonar, the official Iranian media reported. Pars, the official Iranian news agency, reported that at least five persons were killed with some and 15 wounded with some of the bodies burnt beyond recognition. The Iranian cabinet held an “emergency meeting” and adopted certain decisions to cope with the blast’s aftermath and condemned the episode as a “last ditch attempt by American hirelings”. The blast, which sent a fire raging through the building, appeared to be the most serious in Iran since a bomb killed more than 70 of the Iran’s religious and political leaders in Tehran.

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