Skip to comments.Blast at Revolutionary Guard base kills (Iran)
Posted on 11/12/2011 2:52:49 PM PST by Pan_Yan
TEHRAN An explosion at a Revolutionary Guard Corps weapons depot near the Iranian capital killed 17 soldiers Saturday, Iranian state TV reported a Guard spokesman as saying.
Brig. Gen. Ramezan Sharif told the semi-official Fars news agency that an earlier announcement putting the death toll at 27 had been readjusted following the discovery of a misprint.
Firemen from several cities rushed to the scene to control a raging fire ignited by the explosion, which was felt by many people in Tehran, 30 miles to the east. Witnesses reported a thick black column of smoke rising from the site.
The blast followed a sharp increase in recent years in explosions at industrial sites, key gas pipelines and Revolutionary Guard bases, which some here attribute to sabotage by the United States.
In October 2010, 18 servicemen were killed in an explosion at an ammunition depot on a Guard Corps base near the western city of Khorramabad.
In May, a blast at an oil refinery during a visit by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad killed four people.
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Debka is saying that the Iranians were attempting to install a nuclear warhead onto a SHAHAB-3 missile. If that was the case, the explosion was the high explosive in the warhead, likely set off by some sabotage worked into its systems.
More on the SHAHAB-3:
Felt is not out of the question at all.
A gas explosion at a construction site in Connecticut was felt a long way.
It was a gas explosion.
Stuxnet strikes again.
Perhaps you've had too much sauce to comprehend.
It's called seismic.
Iran exile group claims blast near Tehran hit closely guarded missile base: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts-law/iran-exile-group-claims-blast-near-tehran-hit-closely-guarded-missile-base/2011/11/12/gIQArKv4FN_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop
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