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It is a mysterious incident: An explosion near Tehran, a senior military analyst with close ties to Hamas were killed. It is supposed to be an accident at a munitions depot - but the reports are contradictory about the detonation.
Tehran / Tel Aviv - 17 people were killed on Saturday in an explosion near Tehran. There had been an accident, said Iran.
Now the doubts grow on the representation, for among the dead is also a senior missile expert. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards said on Monday, General Hassan Moghaddam, head of logistics research unit, had died in the blast. Moghaddam played a significant role "in the development of national defense", the elite paramilitary force said, according to a report of the semi-official Fars news agency.
The information on the precise circumstances of the explosion are contradictory: the Revolutionary Guard, according to the explosion occurred on Saturday in a munitions depot at Bidgane, 40 kilometers southwest of the capital Tehran. Trigger was an accident during transport of ammunition. An Iranian exile group denied this: The former speaker of the People's Mujahedeen, Alireza Jafarzadeh, said in Washington, but the explosion was carried on a missile base.
Israeli media reported the details of the military dead. Moghaddam was among other things, the development of Iran's missile systems of the type "Shihab" and "Silsal" responsible, writes the Israeli newspaper "Yediot Ahronot". He has also maintained close ties with Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior official of the radical Islamic group Hamas, was assassinated in January last year in Dubai. Investigators then went to Dubai from the fact that the Israeli intelligence service Mossad was behind the crime. Al-Mabhouh said to have been responsible for the smuggling of rockets into the Gaza Strip.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Iranians need to start investing in personnel sensors around their perimeters etc..It would certainly reduce these covert ops.