News ID: 318480
Published: 0730 GMT December 04, 2021

Iran’s air defense units fire missiles to test rapid reaction force over central Natanz city

Iran’s air defense units fire missiles to test rapid reaction force over central Natanz city
MNA

Following reports of a large explosion that was heard in the central city of Natanz, Iran’s air defense force said it fired missiles to test rapid reaction force.

Natanz air defense commander confirmed on Saturday evening a report on the test fire of missiles in the sky above Natanz city (Isfahan Province), where a nuclear site is located, but emphasized that there is nothing to worry about, Press TV reported.

The commander added that such exercises are carried out in a completely safe zone in full coordination with the integrated air defense network to assess the systems located in the area.

He noted that security forces are probing into the exact causes of the incident.

No damage has been reported upon initial investigations, said the commander.

Meanwhile, an informed local source told IRNA that the blast happened at 20:15 local time (1645 GMT) in "Badroud" region about 20km from the Ahmadi Roushan nuclear complex.

He added that the explosion was not related to the nuclear facility and caused no damage.

He said the missile was fired in a safe zone 20km from Natanz to test the air defense system deployed in the area.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Saturday night incident is currently under investigation.

He emphasized that no aerial confrontation occurred in the region.

   
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