Iran explosion: Near military base outside Tehran
Iranian authorities are investigating a large explosion just east of the capital, Tehran, near a military base thought to have played a role in the country’s past nuclear testing activities.
Videos and pictures posted on social media that were picked up by local
news outlets showed a bright light flaring out across the sky over the
city early on Friday, followed by a large plume of smoke. Witnesses said
the blast came from the direction of Parchin, a major military site.