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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Iranian 'work accident' destroyed Shehab-3 missiles?

Earlier, I reported on a fire at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards' ammunition store, in which 18 people were killed and 14 were wounded. You will recall that I claimed that the report implied that some of those killed were members of the Revolutionary Guard.

If you read this report, you will find that it is similar to the Naharnet (Lebanon) report on which my original post was based (Hat Tip: The Muqata), except that it adds some very interesting details.
More than 18 Revolutionary guards were killed and 14 others wounded in an explosion Tuesday at a base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRG) Corps in the Western Iranian province of Lurestan, reported Iran's official news agency IRNA Wednesday.

A Deputy Commander of the Corps said that blast resulted from a fire that spread to a munitions depot at the corps's base in Khoramabad, 300 miles southwest of the capital, Tehran, and close to Iran's restive Kurdistan region.

Police and fire-and-rescue teams were rushed to the IRG base and the injured were taken to a hospital in Khoramabad, the agency said.

The base houses underground launching and storage facilities for Iran's medium-range Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, said research group Global Security.

Lorestan Governor General Hassan Shariatnejad visited the injured persons hospitalized and offered his condolences over the tragic incident. Local officials declared a two-day mourning Wednesday and a funeral was scheduled for Thursday.
The blast destroyed Shehab-3 missiles? And it was carried out by our sometimes (should be always) allies the Kurds? Hmmm.

Well, Iran is implicitly blaming the Kurds.

If you look at the map, you will see that the Shehab-3 can hit Israel and a chunk of Europe.

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