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May 9, 1989
A tanker exploded as it unloaded jet fuel at Iran's main naval base in the Persian Gulf, killing at least 40 people and destroying a number of small vessels, shipping officials said. Lloyd's Shipping Intelligence Unit said the blast occurred either April 29 or 30 at the port of Bandar Abbas. It identified the ship as either the Minab 2 or Minab 3, both of which are 15,000-ton tankers operated by the National Iranian Tanker Co. There was no explanation for the delay in the report. The incident has not been mentioned by the official IRNA news agency, and a U.S. military source said the Navy had no information on it.
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October 12, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
An explosion at a munitions depot at a Revolutionary Guard base in southwestern Iran on Tuesday killed at least 12 people, an Iranian news report said. The news website mashreghnews.ir, which is close to the Iranian government, reported that at least 20 people were injured in the explosion. The report cited no sources, and Iranian officials did not disclose the ranks of those killed or the exact casualty figures, which they said would be released Wednesday. Iranian officials told official and semiofficial news organizations that the explosion was an accident caused by a fire at the Imam Ali training base outside the town of Khorramabad that reached a weapons storage facility.
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June 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A briefcase bomb exploded inside a government building in the capital, police said. At least two people died and two were injured. An Iranian opposition group in exile claimed responsibility in a statement faxed from Iraq to Associated Press in Cairo. But Iranian news reports said the explosion was an accident.
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February 17, 2005 | From Reuters
Israel said Wednesday that Iran was just six months away from being able to build an atomic bomb, and Iranian state television reported an explosion in the region of the Islamic Republic's only nuclear power plant. A senior Iranian military officer said the explosion was part of blasting work involved in building a dam, but the initial report by satellite TV channel Al Alam attributed the blast to a missile. That story jolted financial markets amid worry about a U.S.
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January 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Four evening explosions rocked Tehran, state-run Iranian radio and television reported, as a rebel group claimed it had fired rockets at offices of the Islamic judiciary. There were no reported casualties or damage. The rebel People's Moujahedeen said in a statement faxed to the Associated Press in Cairo that its units "launched a heavy attack" with rockets on the offices of the Islamic Revolutionary Court.
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March 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A gas explosion killed at least 13 people, destroyed a four-story building and started a major fire in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Sunday, the official news agency IRNA said. The blast also injured many people, some critically, in the middle-class area of central Tehran. IRNA said the death toll is expected to rise. "I saw flames leaping away from the site.
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March 18, 1993 | Associated Press
The office of exiled Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr said an explosion killed 20 people Wednesday at the Tehran home of Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. However, Khamenei's office reportedly denied the assertion, and another leading Iranian dissident group said no explosion took place at Khamenei's residence. U.S. State Department officials in Washington said that they had checked out the report and found nothing to verify it. They spoke on condition of anonymity.
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February 17, 2005 | From Reuters
Israel said Wednesday that Iran was just six months away from being able to build an atomic bomb, and Iranian state television reported an explosion in the region of the Islamic Republic's only nuclear power plant. A senior Iranian military officer said the explosion was part of blasting work involved in building a dam, but the initial report by satellite TV channel Al Alam attributed the blast to a missile. That story jolted financial markets amid worry about a U.S.
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October 12, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
An explosion at a munitions depot at a Revolutionary Guard base in southwestern Iran on Tuesday killed at least 12 people, an Iranian news report said. The news website mashreghnews.ir, which is close to the Iranian government, reported that at least 20 people were injured in the explosion. The report cited no sources, and Iranian officials did not disclose the ranks of those killed or the exact casualty figures, which they said would be released Wednesday. Iranian officials told official and semiofficial news organizations that the explosion was an accident caused by a fire at the Imam Ali training base outside the town of Khorramabad that reached a weapons storage facility.
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March 31, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The Iraqi military said its warplanes attacked four cities and an army camp in Iran on Saturday. Iran said it struck back with an air raid on a border town and artillery barrages against nine centers, causing "huge destruction." No official casualty reports were available. Early today, a powerful explosion shook Baghdad, shortly after an announcement by Iran that it had fired two surface-to-surface missiles at the Iraqi capital in retaliation for recent attacks on Iranian cities.
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January 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Four evening explosions rocked Tehran, state-run Iranian radio and television reported, as a rebel group claimed it had fired rockets at offices of the Islamic judiciary. There were no reported casualties or damage. The rebel People's Moujahedeen said in a statement faxed to the Associated Press in Cairo that its units "launched a heavy attack" with rockets on the offices of the Islamic Revolutionary Court.
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June 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A briefcase bomb exploded inside a government building in the capital, police said. At least two people died and two were injured. An Iranian opposition group in exile claimed responsibility in a statement faxed from Iraq to Associated Press in Cairo. But Iranian news reports said the explosion was an accident.
NEWS
March 18, 1993 | Associated Press
The office of exiled Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr said an explosion killed 20 people Wednesday at the Tehran home of Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. However, Khamenei's office reportedly denied the assertion, and another leading Iranian dissident group said no explosion took place at Khamenei's residence. U.S. State Department officials in Washington said that they had checked out the report and found nothing to verify it. They spoke on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
March 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A gas explosion killed at least 13 people, destroyed a four-story building and started a major fire in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Sunday, the official news agency IRNA said. The blast also injured many people, some critically, in the middle-class area of central Tehran. IRNA said the death toll is expected to rise. "I saw flames leaping away from the site.
NEWS
May 9, 1989
A tanker exploded as it unloaded jet fuel at Iran's main naval base in the Persian Gulf, killing at least 40 people and destroying a number of small vessels, shipping officials said. Lloyd's Shipping Intelligence Unit said the blast occurred either April 29 or 30 at the port of Bandar Abbas. It identified the ship as either the Minab 2 or Minab 3, both of which are 15,000-ton tankers operated by the National Iranian Tanker Co. There was no explanation for the delay in the report. The incident has not been mentioned by the official IRNA news agency, and a U.S. military source said the Navy had no information on it.
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