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Blast kills 18 in Iran military base

A blast resulting from a fire at a munitions depot has killed 18 and wounded 14 at an Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) base in the Western Iranian province of Lurestan, an IRGC commander says.

“In yesterday’s explosion at one of IRGC’s bases in Lurestan, 18 people lost their lives and 14 others were injured,” said Deputy Commander of IRGC Lurestan province Yadollah Bouali, quoted by Fars news agency Wednesday.

He noted that the incident occurred Tuesday morning when a blaze spread to a munitions depot at the corps’s Imam Ali base resulting in the death and injury of a number of its personnel.

The commander added that the injured were immediately transferred to medical centers, some of whom were briefly treated and released.

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