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Nephew of Iran reform leader killed in clashes

This photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran shows an Iranian anti-riot police officer holding a woman during anti-government protests in Tehran on Sunday.

This photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran shows an Iranian anti-riot police officer holding a woman during anti-government protests in Tehran on Sunday.  

An aide says a nephew of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was killed in fighting between protesters and security forces.

The close aide to Mr. Mousavi says the nephew, Ali Mousavi, died of wounds in a hospital on Sunday.

The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears of reprisals from the government.

A reformist Website, Parlemannews.ir, also says Mousavi’s nephew was killed.

Opposition Websites and witnesses say security forces fired on anti-government protesters in the capital on Sunday, killing at least four people in the fiercest clashes in months.

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