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Four Die in Fire at Iran Prison Holding Political Detainees

  • Blaze starts at Tehran site after prisoners and guards clash
  • Gunfire and explosions heard in social media video of incident
Damage caused by a fire outside the building of the Evin prison, Oct. 16.

Damage caused by a fire outside the building of the Evin prison, Oct. 16.

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Four inmates were killed at a Tehran prison known for holding political prisoners and dissidents after a large fire broke out when clashes erupted between inmates and guards.