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'Massive explosion' near military complex rocks eastern Tehran

Footage on social media shows a large, bright explosion illuminating the night [Twitter]

Date of publication: 26 June, 2020

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Iranian activists have reported sirens blaring through eastern Tehran.
A large explosion has occurred near a military complex in eastern Tehran, according to Iranian media.

Local sources who spoke to semi-official news agency Mehr report a loud explosion rocking the neighbourhood of Sorkheh Hesar, east of the Iranian capital.

Videos circulating on social media show a large, bright explosion illuminating the night.

There has been no independent confirmation of reports.

Sorkheh Hesar is located near Parchin, the site of a large military base used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Force (IRGC), as well as multiple weapons factories.

Residents of surrounding neighbourhoods have also reported hearing an explosion, according to Mehr.

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