Saturday Nov 12, 201101:27 PM GMT
Blasts hit IRGC military base in W Tehran
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:57AM
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Two massive explosions have ripped through a military base belonging to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the western part of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The incident took place around 1 p.m. local time (0930 GMT) when a munitions depot caught fire by accident at an IRGC military base in Bidgeneh village -- located on the outskirts of Shahriar city and about 35 kilometers (21 miles) west of Tehran -- Iranian lawmaker for Shahriar, Hossein Garousi, told ICANA news agency.

The shock wave released by the explosion shattered windowpanes and inflicted damage on a number of buildings in the area.

There are no clear casualty figures in the incident.

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