Sepah Denies Reports on Ammunition Explosion in Tehran
Iran, Tehran, 28 July / Trend corr. R.Azadbakhsh/ Iran's security body disproved the reports disseminated by Daily Telegraph that 15 soldiers died in the explosion in Tehran of ammunition intended for Hezbollah. "We have no information about any explosion in Tehran. The incident did not take place," an official of Sepah (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps), who preferred his name to be kept anonymous, said to Trend .
British Daily Telegraph reported on 26 July that an explosion in Tehran on 19 July during transportation of the ammunition intended for Hezbollah killed 15 soldiers. The newspaper reported that Sepah is rapidly arming Hezbollah in order to confront a possible attack of Israel on Iran.
The source said that during recent 10 days no single explosion was officially reported taken place in Tehran. According to him, the explosion which sounds were heard in Tehran might be connected with the incident in the ammunition plant located in the eastern part of the city (Gazvin-Mashhad railway) which occurred due to a technical malfunction, or with military trainings in the same region.
According to the source, ammunition is not transported in lorries or by road transport in Iran, and weapons and ammunition is regularly exchanged amongst different military headquarters in Iran. That is an everyday occurrence: "The report about supply of ammunition to Hezbollah is absurd," he said.
Last month, different explosions were reported taken place in Iran. IRNA news agency reported in May that a blast killing over 10 people and injuring 200 was estimated as external forces' terrorism provocation plan against Iran.
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