A general view shows a recreational area around the Persian Gulf Martyrs lake, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported Tuesday, the latest tension between the mystical order and authorities.That fear stems from the recent January protests in Iran in which police detained Sufis.Earlier Monday, Sufis had rallied in front of a police station demanding the release of a detainee. They later gathered in front of Tabandeh's home, where police started to try to disperse them. In 2007, Sufis clashed Iranian security forces in the central Iranian town of Boroujerd after authorities decided to close a Sufi lodge.
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