Oil pipeline explodes in west Iran - report

Numerous explosions have been heard throughout Iran in the past few weeks.

Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020 (photo credit: SCREENSHOT FARS NEWS AGENCY)
Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020
(photo credit: SCREENSHOT FARS NEWS AGENCY)
An oil pipeline exploded as a resounding boom was heard in Ahwaz in the western Khuzestan Province in Iran, according to Iranian media. No official report has confirmed that the oil pipeline was the source of the explosion.
Numerous explosions have been heard throughout Iran in the past few weeks.
On Wednesday, two fires broke out in Iran, one of which took place in the Delvar Shipyard of the port city of Bushehr. A few days before that, a fire broke out at the South Aluminum Corporation in Lamerd due to an "oil leak," according to the Iranian Mehr News Agency.
Meanwhile, Iran's air defense systems have been on high alert in recent days, according to a CNN report on Friday, citing a "US official closely tracking developments."
The official confirmed that the Islamic Republic has changed the alert status on its surface-to-air missile batteries.

Tzvi Joffre and Leon Sverdlov contributed to this report.