Iran intercepts drones that attack military factories

The Iranian military announced that it had stopped a series of drones that attacked a military factory in the central city of Isfahan, after a loud explosion in the area.

“One unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down by anti-aircraft defense, while the other two entangled in a defensive trap and exploded. The attack failed to cause casualties, only slight damage to the roof of the plant.” , Iran’s Defense Ministry issued a statement today.

Iran intercepts drones that attack military factories

An explosion at a military plant in Isfahan, central Iran, on the night of January 28. Photo: Twitter/YWNReporter.

The news came after a loud explosion was heard from an ammunition factory in the city of Isfahan, central Iran. “The attack did not affect our infrastructure and mission. Such blind measures cannot stop the progress of the country,” the statement read.

Iranian officials have not announced the force behind the attack. No individual or organization has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Iran in July 2022 announced the arrest of a sabotage group of Kurdish fighters working for Israel, accusing them of plotting to bomb a sensitive defense industrial facility in Isfahan.

Location of Isfahan city of Iran.  Graphics: TRT World.

Location of Isfahan city of Iran. Graphics: TRT World.

Iran-Israel tensions recently continued to escalate around Tehran’s nuclear program. Israeli officials claim that Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons, which Tehran denies outright. Israel has long threatened military action against Iran if talks between Tehran and Washington fail to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Many of Iran’s defense, nuclear and industrial facilities have experienced explosions or fires over the years. Tehran in 2021 accused Tel Aviv of sabotaging its key nuclear plant in Natanz and vowed revenge.

Vu Anh (Theo IRNA)

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