Fateh-110 missiles 370.
(photo credit: Reuters/Stringer)
Residents of Tehran reported hearing three blasts in the Iranian capital on
Tuesday according to an unconfirmed message posted on the Twitter network by a
BBC Persian correspondent.
The journalist, Kasra Naji, quoted residents
of the city as saying that the explosions occurred in an area of west Tehran
where Iran “maintains its missile research and depots.”
Later, an Iranian
website said the blasts occurred at a privately owned chemical
In January, both Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency
denied an unconfirmed claim that a blast had hit the Fordow underground uranium
enrichment center near Qom.
In November 2011, a mysterious and massive
explosion rocked a military arms depot near Tehran, killing 17 officers of the
Revolutionary Guards Corps – among them Iran’s highest missile commander,
Maj.-Gen. Hassan Moghaddam. The blast wounded 17 others.
officials claimed the blast was caused by an accident as soldiers moved
munitions at the base in Bidganeh, near Shahriar, 45 kilometers west of the
Iranian capital. The base is believed to house some of Iran’s most advanced
longrange ballistic missiles, such as the Shahab-3.
In October 2010, a
blast occured at a Revolutionary Guards munitions store in Khoramabad in western
Iran, killing and wounding several servicemen.Yaakov Katz and Reuters
contributed to this report.
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