Loud blasts by thunderstorm heard in western Iran; not by attack, confirms Iranian govt

. The loud explosions were heard in four of the province in western Iran, including Hamadan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah and Ilam – at around midnight local time.

On early Sunday, loud blasts were heard in several cities of western Iran. The loud explosions were heard in four of the province in western Iran, including Hamadan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah and Ilam – at around midnight local time.

Earlier, the panic was created among the residents as there were rumours that the enemy nation’s military had attacked the country, but, later it was confirmed by the interior ministry official that the loud blasts were because of the thunderstorm.


According to the reports, interior ministry official, Majid Mirahmadi, said, “After communicating with various security and military agencies, confirmed that thunderstorms and lightning caused the loud sounds. No incident of bombing or attack has occurred.”

Another informed source confirmed that the reason behind the blasts was lightning. The source further denied the speculations that the noises heard were sabotage.

Several similar occurrences have lately been attributed to unannounced military drills by Iranian officials amid rising tensions with Israel and the United States over Iran’s nuclear programme.

Israel has threatened to use military force if diplomacy fails to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. However, Iran claims that its nuclear programme is solely for peaceful purposes.

The US and Iran are now in Vienna for indirect discussions to restore the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the US pulled out of in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump.

A few days back, United States Secretary Antony Blinken said that there are just a few weeks left to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More

President of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73 due to prolonged illness

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), died at the age of 73 on May 13, Friday after combating illness for many years.

CIU head Michael Martin positioning Citizenship by Investment of St Kitts and Nevis as world’s best

Michael Martin - Head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit of St Kitts and Nevis, has been putting numerous efforts to improve the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) to facilitate high-net-worth individuals across the world in meeting their requirements.

India: Punjab schools to feature Indian sports legends’ life stories in textbooks

Punjab School Education Department (PSED) is set to introduce inspiring and motivating life stories of the four legendary Indian sportspeople in the textbooks of Physical Education to encourage the students to follow their passion for sports.


10000 meal boxes distributed to motorists by Dubai Customs during Ramadan

For two years in a row, efforts taken by Dubai Customs (DC) voluntarily continue throughout the holy month of Ramadan with the distribution of meals to motorists so they can break their fast during sunset and don't drive in Overspeed to reach home early. This is under the DC's yearly "Blessed Days" Campaign.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque witnessed 1.26 million visitors in last six months

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has received around 1.26 million visitors from October 2021 till the end of March 2022.

Dubai’s crown Prince attends Metaverse Assembly at the Museum of the Future

Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended Dubai Metaverse Assembly at the Museum of the Future on Wednesday.