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Iran activates its air defense after explosions near military base

official media Will reported on Friday the suspension of flights and the activation of air defenses in several cities after three explosions were recorded near a military base that could be a terrorist attack. Israel. The event takes place amid an escalation of tension between the Islamic Republic and Israel, which had promised to respond to Tehran’s attack with hundreds of missiles and drones launched against its territory.

The American television network ABC, citing a senior US official, said that The Jewish State launched an attack on Iranian territory.

WATCH: Israel attacks Iran LIVE: strong explosions are recorded near the city of Isfahan

Asked about this, the Israeli army said it would make “no comment at this time” on the explosions in Will.

An activist from local Syrian media outlet Suwayda 24, Rayan Maarouf, also reported attacks on a Syrian army radar position in the south of the countrybut did not specify the origin of these actions.

In Willlocal news agency Fars reported “three explosions” near the military base of Shekariclose to the city of Isfahanin the center of the country.

O Islamic Republic has nuclear installations in the province of Isfahan which, according to the agency Tasnim citing “reliable sources”, They are “completely safe”.

“On the edge of a cliff”

After this event, Authorities activated air defenses in several provinces on Friday morning, the official IRNA press agency reported.

The Iranian space agency spokesman reported that several drones were “successfully shot down” for air defense and noted that there were no signs of “a missile attack for now.”

“At this moment there is no air attack other than Isfahan and other parts of the country”, said Hossein Dalirian in a message on the social network X.

Quoting airport authorities, The Mehr news agency announced the suspension of commercial flights to and from several cities in the country, among them Tehran.

In Israel, the army announced the activation of warning sirens for an air attack in the north of the country, on the border with Lebanon.

These events occur at a time of maximum tension in Middle Eastwith fears of a regional expansion of the war between Israel and the Islamic movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Last Saturday, Iran carried out its first direct attack against Israel, launching around 350 drones and missiles which the Hebrew forces intercepted almost in its entirety.

The authorities of Tehran They guaranteed to act in “legitimate defense”after the deadly bombing of his consulate in Damascus on April 1, which Iran attributes to Israel.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday denounced the “dangerous escalation” in the region and warned that “the Middle East is on the edge of a precipice”.

“We are on the brink of a war in the Middle East that will shake the rest of the world”, agreed with concern the head of European Union diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

Source: Elcomercio

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