American tourists said knifed in Iran hotel
TEHRAN, June 28 (Reuters) - Two American women visiting the central
Iranian city of Isfahan were wounded in a knife attack by a would-be thief,
the daily Resalat said on Wednesday.
``The thief entered the room of the two tourists through the cooling
ducts'' at the Abbasi Hotel, popular with Western tourists, the newspaper
said, adding the incident took place about a week ago.
It said the man had been detained and the women were pressing charges
in the case. No other details were immediately available.
Isfahan, the former imperial capital known for its mosques and palaces,
is a strong draw for foreign tourists.
Violence against foreign visitors is rare in Iran.