Fresh sound of explosions puzzle Iranians, but officials deny reports

Iranian authorities have denied reports of an explosion in the west of capital Tehran after a series of mysterious blasts hit the country in recently.

Locals reported hearing three or four mortar-like sounds similar to anti-aircraft weapons, reported government-run Press TV.

Users on social media claimed to have heard explosions in the nearby cities of Garmdareh and Qods, state media said.

It is unclear where the reported incident took place.

Key sites including nuclear facilities and oil refineries have been damaged in recent mysterious blasts.

Qods governor Leila Vaseghi told government-run news agency IRNA that a short power outage occurred in the city but it was linked to a hospital.

The member of parliament for Qods also denied that an explosion happened in the city and said the power outages were related to the routine activities of the local power company.

The major of Garmdareh said the sound heard locally was an “explosion at a factory making gas cylinders”, according to the New York Times.

Mysterious Incidents:

-A blast at a liquid fuel production facility for ballistic missiles in Khojir, close to Parchin, near Tehran occurred on 26th June, causing a blackout.

-Explosion at a medical clinic in Tehran killed 19 people on 30th June.

-A blast and fire at Natanz nuclear site on 2nd July. Iran blames Israel for the fires.

-On 3rd July a large fire broke out in Shiraz.

-An explosion and fire at a power plant in Ahwaz and a chlorine gas leak at Karoun petrochemical plant in Mahshahr on 4th July