Iranian Media Says ‘No Major Damage’ Following Explosions Heard in Isfahan

Fri Apr 19 2024
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TEHRAN:  Local media said on Friday that there was “no major damage” reported following blasts were heard near the city of Isfahan. The official news agency IRNA reported that reports show there was no major damage or large blasts caused by the impact of any air threat.

Earlier, US media citied a US official as saying that Israel launched a missile strike against a site in Iran. Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency also reported blasts in the city of Isfahan with official TV stating flights in several cities have been postponed.

Tehran Says Drones Shot Down, ‘No Missile Strike for Now’

On the other hand, Iranian officials claimed they shot down several drones and that there had been “no missile attack for now” on Iran.

Iran’s space agency spokesperson Hossein Dalirian said that several drones “have been shot down by the Iran’s air defence, there are no reports of a missile attack for now.” Iranian official media also reported that Air defence missiles have been activated after Israeli strike.

Iran has also suspended flights in several areas including at Shiraz, Tehran, and Isfahan airports, Iranian Airports and Air Navigation Company officials said.

Following Iran’s barrages of drones, Israel did not say when or where they would attack, but Benjamin Netanyahu said they reserve the right to protect itself.

Israel had warned it would hit back following Iran fired hundreds of drones at its arch rival over the weekend.  That attack came in the wake of an assault on Iran’s consulate in Syria.

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