The Islamic Republic Consulate in Hamburg, Germany. FILE PHOTO

Unknown Individuals Throw Fire Bomb At Iran's Consulate in Hamburg

11/20/2021

Unknown perpetrators hurled an incendiary device at the entrance of Iran’s consulate in the northern German city of Hamburg Friday, which is being investigated.

The attack that took place in the Winterhude district resulted in some damage to the building, but no one was reported hurt.

Local media say since there is strong likelihood of a political motive, German security agencies are involved in the investigation.

The incident coincides with the anniversary of November 2019 protests in Iran when security forces killed hundreds of demonstrators. Opposition groups have been holding gatherings in Hamburg on Friday and Saturday.

Although many diaspora Iranians oppose the Islamic Republic, attacks on Iran’s diplomatic missions are not common.

Emrouz
Economics Daily
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