Tehran 'clashes'

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The Independent Online
NICOSIA (AP) - Mujahedin Khalq, the Iraq-based Iranian opposition group, said yesterday that the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards suffered heavy casualties in a recent clash with army deserters in north Tehran.

It said the shoot-out was sparked by a rebellion in a military post near the Saadabad Palace, the late shah's former residence, which was transformed into a museum after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

But two families living in Tajrish, the Tehran neighborhood where the palace is located, said they heard no shooting.