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Iran Hospital Manager Hurt In Acid Attack

Source: RFE/RL

Iranian police say two attackers on a motorbike have thrown acid in the face of a Tehran hospital manager. In a statement, police said Dr. Siamand Anvari, the head of Ziaian Hospital, was attacked late on November 29 while on his way home.

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Mahmud Jabbarvand, one of the medics who treated Anvari, said he would not lose his vision.

Tehran police chief, Hossein Sajedinia, said the attackers -- a physician and a student -- have been arrested.

He said the motive was related to their profession.

Meanwhile, the official IRNA news agency reported that police arrested a man for throwing acid at the face of his wife in Shahreza, a town near Isfahan in central Iran.

Local police chief Colonel Hamid Amirkhani described the attack as a "family dispute."

The woman reportedly suffered minor injuries.

Based on reporting by AP and Shargh daily

Copyright (c) 2014 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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