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Fire At Iranian Military Facility Kills Two People


Iran says a fire at a military facility south of Tehran has killed two workers.

The state news agency IRNA quotes Iran's Defense Industries Organization as saying the fire broke out on the evening of October 5 but gave no further details.

An Iranian opposition website, Saham, described the incident as a strong explosion near the Parchin military facility, around 30 kilometers southeast of the capital.

It did not give a source for its report, which could not be independently verified.

The UN nuclear watchdog agency suspects Iran may have carried out explosives tests at Parchin around a decade ago that could be relevant for any attempt to develop a nuclear weapons capability.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants to visit a specific location at the site, but Iran has so far not granted access.

Based on reporting by Reuters and the BBC
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