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Explosion in sky near nuclear site in Iran, army says test – RT in english
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Explosion in sky near nuclear site in Iran, army says test – RT in english
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Iranian state agencies have reported an explosion in the sky, not far from a nuclear site. According to the Press TV agency, it was a missile fire from the air defense system to test its reaction capacity.

A strong explosion northeast of the nuclear power plant in the city of Natanz was reported on the evening of December 4, as several Iranian media reported. The explosion, accompanied by an intense flash of light in the sky, was notably heard near the town of Badroud, about 20 kilometers from the installation.

Shortly after the explosion, the Iranian army, cited in particular by the Press TV agency, said that it was a test of air defense systems. “One of the region’s missile systems has been tested to assess readiness on the ground, and there is nothing to fear,” the Natanz region air defense commander told state television.

“Such exercises are carried out in a completely secure environment. […] and there is no need to worry, ”army spokesman Shahin Taqikhani said on television.


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