Iran's Karroubi Attacked, Son Says
The Wall Street Journal / FARNAZ FASSIHI

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi was attacked on Thursday night when a group of militiamen broke into his residential building and fired on his bodyguards, according to a family member.

Militia in plainclothes armed with guns and knives shattered windows, broke the front door and set the parking lot on fire by throwing tear gas and a hand grenade over the wall, Mr. Karroubi's son, Mohamad Taghi Karroubi, said by telephone Thursday night. The militia stormed the hallway, shooting in the air as they ran upstairs to Mr. Karroubi's front door, where they engaged in a 90-minute battle with his bodyguards, the younger Mr. Karroubi said.

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