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Kaboom!

Brig. Hassan Moghadam, head of Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) missile development and sections of its nuclear program, was killed in one of the two consecutive explosions that hit two IRGC bases 46 kilometers west of Tehran Saturday, Nov. 12. The official fatality figure is 32. Fourteen hours after explosions blasts could still be heard and fires raged.  debkafile's exclusive sources report the bases are located in Malard, a town in the Shahryar district. The Moadarres facility was the first to be hit, while the second and bigger blast occurred at Amir-al-Mo'menin.

Their force was such that the Iranian Red Crescent rushed 45 ambulances to the two facilities plus 23 buses converted to first-aid vehicles and a helicopter to evacuate the critically injured. However, only six rescue workers were given access to the Moadarre base and none were permitted to enter to enter Amir-al-Mo'menin because of the facility's sensitivity.   

Our sources report increasing evidence that the first explosion was caused by a failed effort to mount a nuclear warhead on a Shahab-3 intermediate-range missile. It was powerful enough to shatter windows and damage shops in Tehran.

full story here

2 cents:
Malard is roughly 25 miles west of Tehran.

Besides the destruction the loss of another key person in Iran. It will be interesting to see if this event develops into a story that is true and gains traction in the world.
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