Iran drone assault: Military plant hit, Tehran says


Drones attacked a army plant in Iran’s central metropolis of Isfahan, Tehran mentioned on Sunday.

“An explosion has occurred in one of the military centers affiliated to the Ministry of Defense,” the deputy head of safety for Isfahan governorate Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari instructed the semi-official Fars News Agency.

Jan-Nesari mentioned the explosion left some harm, “but fortunately there were no casualties.”

The state information company IRNA later mentioned the explosion had been attributable to “small drones.”

“There was an unsuccessful attack by small drones against a defense ministry industrial complex and fortunately with predictions and air defense arrangements already in place, one of them (struck),” IRNA mentioned in a submit on Twitter, citing the nation’s protection ministry.

“The air defense system of the complex was able to destroy two other drones. Fortunately, this unsuccessful attack killed no one and minor damage was sustained to the roof of the complex.”

The ministry mentioned the assault happened at 10:30 p.m. native time.

The plant is about 440 kilometers (270 miles) south of Tehran.

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In the previous few years, a number of explosions and suspicious fires have occurred round Iranian army and nuclear services.

In July 2020, a hearth tore by means of the Iranian Natanz nuclear advanced, a website that has been key to the nation’s uranium enrichment program, in Isfahan Province, south of the capital Tehran. Iranian authorities determined to not publicly announce the findings on what brought about the fireplace on account of safety considerations, in line with Iran’s Supreme Nation Security Council.

The following 12 months, a blackout occured in Natanz on the anniversary of National Nuclear Day, with Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) calling it a “terrorist action.” Israel’s military chief appeared to trace at doable Israeli involvement within the incident.

In October 2019, an oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was hit and broken by two missiles. A spokesperson for the National Iranian Tanker Company initially urged it might have been fired from Saudi soil, however that was later dismissed and the Iran authorities didn’t present another conclusion.

Earlier that 12 months, a truck loaded with explosives detonated and struck a bus carrying members of the Iranian army’s elite Revolutionary Guard within the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, killing a minimum of 23 and wounding 17. A separatist group known as Jaish al-Adl, or Army of Justice, claimed accountability for the suicide assault.

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