The New Indian Express Chennai|January 14, 2020
Online videos appeared to show Iranian security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests as popular anger swelled Monday over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and Iran’s failed attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy.
The unrest comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran that have raised fears of a war between the two countries after a US airstrike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Iran responded with a ballistic missile attack on two bases housing US troops in Iraq, without hurting anyone. It accidentally shot down the plane hours later as it braced for a US counterattack that never came.
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January 14, 2020