Drone Attack Hits Iran Ammunition Factory

KABUL (BNA) Drones have been used to attack a military plant in Iran, with Iranian news agencies reporting a loud blast and showing a glint of light at what was said to be an ammunition factory.

Emergency vehicles and fire trucks were shown at the plant in central Isfahan province. It comes amid tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, as well as the supply of Shahid drones to Russia that has been used in the war against Ukraine.

Iran’s IRNA news agency reported a fire at an oil refinery in the northern city of Tabriz, saying one person was injured. It did not say what caused the fire or if it was related to the incident in Isfahan.

Iran’s defense ministry claimed the drone attack was “unsuccessful”, with one drone shot down by air defense and two blowing up when they were “caught in defense traps”. There was “minor damage to the workshop’s roof”.

The deputy governor of Isfahan province, Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari, said on television there had been “no casualties” from the attack there, adding that “the cause of the incident is under investigation”.

Authorities did not elaborate on the activities at the targeted site, north of the city of Isfahan.


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