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'Violent protest leaves 1 dead in Iran'

AP  |  Tehran 

A violent protest in Iran's southwest city of has left at least one person dead and six others injured, the country's semi-official agency reported today.

The report in agency says protesters also set fire to a police station.

said a "small number" of protesters gathered Wednesday night in Kazeroon, some 900 kilometres south of

The city has been the scene of peaceful protests against a local government decision to divide some districts of the city and merge them into a new town.

Authorities had promised the separation would not take place following previous protests.

Kazeroon, population nearly 150,000, is the home to the Qashqai tribe, some of whom traditionally carry hunting guns.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 12:40 IST