NICOSIA — Iran has been rocked by huge explosion near a nuclear facility.
The Iranian media have reported an explosion in the northern Iranian city of Qazvin.
The blast, reported on May 6, was said to have taken place near a secret nuclear enrichment facility in Abyek.
Officials said nobody was killed in the explosion. But they acknowledged a huge fire that was sweeping the industrial city, about 130 kilometers north of Teheran.
Iranian opposition sources said scores of people were killed in the blast. They said Iranian Army and security forces closed much of Qazvin, with a population of 1.1 million.
“It is not certain whether Abyek was the target,” an opposition source said. “But this incident will hamper access to the facility in the short-term.”
The opposition said Iran’s nuclear facilities have been repeatedly targeted by Israel and the West.
Full article: Huge blast reported near secret Iran nuclear site; City of Qazvin closed (World Tribune)