BusinessDay - Iranian soldiers die in blast at base
TEH RAN — Iran said yesterday 18 members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard were killed in a blast at the force’s base in Khorramabad, about 300km southwest of Tehran.
IRNA state news agency said 14 soldiers were wounded in Tuesday’s blast. The injured were taken to hospitals in Khorramabad. It said the blast was caused by a fire that reached the ammunition storage area, but there was no word on what ignited the blaze.
In their first reports of the blast late on Tuesday, most Iranian media said the explosion was an accident.