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Iran explosion – ‘huge blast’ heard near Natanz nuclear facility as reports claim ‘drone shot down’

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A “HUGE explosion” has been reportedly heard near a nuclear facility in Iran as reports claim a drone was shot down.

Local media reports claim a bright light was seen in the sky over the central city of Natanz, which houses the country’s nuclear enrichment facility.

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Natanz nuclear facility in Iran[/caption]

It’s not yet clear what caused the blast but unconfirmed reports say an unidentified drone was shot down.

Iranian news websites, including Fararunews, stated: “Local sources have reported hearing a large explosion in the Natanz sky.

“No official source has yet confirmed or denied the report.”

“No exact details are available about this,’ the semi-official Fars news agency quoted the local governor of Badrud as saying.”

In 2014, Iran shot down an Israeli drone near the Natanz nuclear complex, according to the BBC.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they’re fired at a stealth drone that the area, some 300km from the capital, Tehran.

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