A huge explosion and fire that injured 9 persons was reported Sunday near an arms factory that manufactures some of Iran’s drones in Isfahan, Central Iran.
However, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that fire incident relates to a private sector’s factory producing incendiary materials.
"The reason for the explosion at the Sepahan Nargostar chemical industry is under investigation while nine injured people have been transferred to hospital," spokesman Abbas Abedi of the province's medical emergency centre was quoted as saying by the Mehr state news agency.
Some reports attributed the explosion as a fallout of last week’s Israeli-Palestinian clash in Gaza. Israel accuses Iran of supporting the Hamas movement within Palestine that attacked Israel with rockets.
The official IRNA news website said that the blast happened in a chemical factory that operates under the auspices of the national security council in Shahin Shahr city. The city also hosts an aircraft manufacturing site.
In the past one year, numerous mysterious explosions and fires have occurred at various military, nuclear and industrial sites in Iran. This includes two at the Natanz Uranium enrichment facility.