Iranian submarine blast kills at least three at Iran military shipyard

Iran has developed a large domestic arms industry after decades of international pressure and despite embargoes that have barred it from importing many weapons.

By REUTERS
April 6, 2019 17:43
Iranian submarine blast kills at least three at Iran military shipyard

Iranian military personnel stand on a submarine during a naval parade on the last day of the Velayat-90 war game in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran January 3, 2012. Iran will take action if a U.S. aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises retu. (photo credit: REUTERS)



A submarine battery exploded in an Iranian military shipyard on Saturday, killing three workers, state broadcaster IRIB said.

"Three Defence Ministry staff were martyred after a submarine battery exploded at the Shahid Darvishi shipyard in (the Gulf port of) Bandar Abbas..., which builds and repairs military ships and submarines," IRIB said on its website.



Iran has developed a large domestic arms industry after decades of international pressure and despite embargoes that have barred it from importing many weapons.


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