A Western intelligence source on Monday was quoted as saying by Time magazine that the Israeli Mossad is responsible for Saturday's blast in a military base near Tehran. "Don't believe the Iranians that it was an accident," the official told the publication, adding that other sabotage is being planned to impede the Iranian ability to develop and deliver a nuclear weapon. "There are more bullets in the magazine," the official conveyed.
On Saturday, two blasts hit an ammunition depot near the Shahriyar town, some 30 km west of Tehran. According to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the incident occurred when troops unloaded projectile from the depot. The number of victims reached 17 people, while 15 people were injured.
Among the dead was a senior officer at the Revolutionary Guard. General Hasan Tehrani Moqaddam was hailed for "his efforts in launching and organizing the Guard's artillery and missile units," according to the semi-official Fars news agency.