Blast Reported in Iran Nuke City

Officials downplay explosion in Isfahan
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2011 2:50 PM CST
Iranian students form a human chain around the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility, just outside the city of Isfahan, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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(Newser) – A "huge explosion" is being reported in the Iranian city of Isfahan, home to one of Iran's primary uranium-enrichment facilities, reports the Telegraph. Reports are conflicting—ranging from an explosion at a gas station to a military exercise—but coming only two weeks on the heels of a suspected sabotage explosion at a missile base, Iran is seeking to downplay it. "An explosion has happened in Isfahan relates to a military exercise in one part of the city and is not particularly any problem," says the governor of Isfahan province. (In more Iran news, read about its refusal to back down on acquiring nuclear power.)

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