Iranian soldier opens fire at air base, wounds 10

Tehran: An Iranian soldier opened fire on his colleagues, wounding 10 of them at a military air base in south Tehran, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported today. The report offered no motive for the attack. State media did not immediately report the shooting, which Mehr said took place in Kahrizak, which is on the southern outskirts of Tehran. All injured soldiers were taken to an Air Force hospital in southeast of the city, the report said. The reported shooting is the latest to strike Iran. In July, a soldier opened fire on his comrades, killing three and wounding six at a military base in the town of Abyek, some 100 kilometres west of Tehran. (Agencies)