November 12, 2011
Fifteen soldiers have been killed in a huge explosion at a military base near Iran’s capital of Tehran, officials say.
The blast occurred when weapons were being moved inside a Revolutionary Guards depot, a spokesman for the elite unit told state TV.
Windows in nearby buildings were shattered and the blast was heard in central Tehran, 40 km (25 miles) away.
A helicopter and ambulances have reportedly been sent to the scene.