Iran says it repelled drone attack on military site in Isfahan

Image taken from a UGC video released on January 29, 2023 which allegedly shows an explosion in the Iranian province of Isfahan.

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Iran has claimed to have foiled a drone attack on one of its military sites in the central city of Isfahan.


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With our correspondent in Tehran,

Siavosh Ghazi

According to the Defense Ministry statement, the attack on a military site in the city of Isfahan was carried out by three small flying objects.

The three drones exploded in flight before reaching their objective.

One was hit by anti-aircraft fire and the other two exploded thanks to the electronic anti-aircraft system.

The ministry did not accuse any group or country.

But in the past, Iran has accused Israel of carrying out several attacks, including drone attacks, against the country's military or nuclear facilities.

#Iran says drone attack on defense facility in #Isfahan failed

— IRNA News Agency (@IrnaEnglish) January 29, 2023

Many precedents...

In April 2021, Iran accused Israel of attacking its

underground Natanz nuclear facility

, which damaged a workshop manufacturing centrifuges for making enriched uranium.

In 2020, Iran also blamed Israel for a sophisticated attack that killed

its chief nuclear scientist


The Isfahan region is home to many of the country's military and nuclear facilities.

In any case, the Ministry of Defense affirmed in its official statement that Iran was going to pursue with determination its program to reinforce its military power.

This suggests that the targeted site was important from a strategic point of view.

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