After hours of speculation, the Iranian military has claimed that a thundering explosion outside Tehran was an incident at a gas storage facility, not an attack…
According to Defense Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Davoud Abdi, a gas tank blew up between 11pm and midnight in a ‘public area’ nearby – although people have claimed online they heard the explosion at around 2am. The General’s explanation came hours after the incident, leaving locals and news outlets to fill in the gaps. Initial speculation was linked to the fact that there are military and nuclear facilities nearby. Various witnesses guessed it was either at an ammunition depot in Paradis, at a power station in Sarkh Hasar, or at a missile production and testing facility in Khojir.
The spokesman added that the fire was quickly brought under control and there were no casualties. Coincidentally, the explosion was heard just half an hour after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced fresh sanctions on Iran.
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