An explosion at a military base in Iran’s southern province of Hormozagan left three people injured and damaged properties nearby. The blast happened around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, as an explosive charge went off in Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozagan Province. According to Fars News, several nearby houses sustained damage and fire broke out following the incident. According to eyewitnesses, shrapnal as large as a cellphone had landed in the yards of homes approximately 1 kilometer away.
Whatever the cause of the explosion in Bandar Abbas at the military base, the official statement by the police chief leaves room for skepticism. Police chief Mohammad Hassan Poravar said “garbage collected at the base was set on fire, and that caused an explosive charge to go off.” He also made it a point to say that “nothing else happened and the rumors going around in the city are all baseless and untrue.”
An explosive charge that happens to blow shrapnel 1 kilometer away, and caused by garbage being set afire. The official explanation begs far too many questions. What kind of explosive charge? Why would an explosive that could hurl shrapnel 1 kilometer not be secured? By whom or how was garbage set on fire? Why respond to rumors?
Just another in a series of unlikely explanations from officials of the regime: Neda killed by protestor linked group with ties to the UK, Doctor at Kahrizak commits suicide, Director of a company controlled by the IRGC dies from gas leak in home, Tehran University Professor murdered by terrorists linked to Israel and the US, and so on.
Whatever happened on the base at Bandar Abbas, you can count on the fact that the regime is not being honest in their explanation.