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Blast hits Iran military base

Tehran, November 12, 2011

A huge explosion hit a military base to the west of the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday, Iranian media reported, giving few initial details.

The semi-official Fars news agency carried a statement by the Revolutionary Guards which said the blast happened in an arsenal at a base in Bidganeh, near the city of Karaj.

Some people were killed, Fars said, without giving further details.

The student news agency ISNA quoted Alireza Janeh, head of security issues at the Tehran governor's office, as saying: 'The sound of this blast came from outside Tehran, to the west of the province ... it was in one of the military bases there.'

Earlier on Saturday, the Mehr news agency had reported a huge explosion at a compressed natural gas filling station in the west of the Tehran.

The explosion shattered the windows of residential neighbourhoods in the western suburbs of the capital city. The news agency however did not give any immediate word on casualties.-Reuters




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