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Blast hits military base in west Tehran: Iran officials

A huge explosion hit a military base in the west of the Iranian capital on Saturday, media quoted officials as saying, without giving any immediate word on any casualties.

world Updated: Nov 12, 2011 19:09 IST

A huge explosion hit a military base in the west of the Iranian capital on Saturday, media quoted officials as saying, without giving any immediate word on any casualties.

The explosion, which was originally reported as in a gas distribution station, hit "a military base" west of Tehran, Alireza Jane, responsible for security issues in the Tehran's governor office, told the ISNA news agency.

The blast shattered the windows of residential neighbourhoods in the western suburbs of Tehran, witnesses told. It was heard in the city centre.