Attempted assassination of Iran president?

DEBKAfile Intelligence

17 December 2005

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s motorocade was ambushed, one of his bodyguards killed and a second injured near Zabol, in the restive southeastern province of Baluchistan Friday. This is reported by the semi-official Jomhouri Islami quoted by Iran Focus

The assailants are described as armed bandits and trouble-makers, Tehran’s terms for anti-government dissidents and rebels. The president's whereabouts are not mentioned.

On Nov. 18, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 230 revealed that certain power-groups in the Islamic regime have put out a contract on the blabbermouth president, fearing that as champion of the most way-out factions of the Revolutionary Guards, he may be gathering momentum for a coup.