An anti-aircraft gun position is seen at Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 2007. (AP)

December 4, 2021

Iranian air defences fired a missile as part of an exercise on Saturday over the central town of Natanz, which houses nuclear installations, state TV reported, after local residents reported hearing a large blast.

The TV said air defence units fired the missile to test a rapid reaction force over Natanz.

Iranian news agencies earlier reported a large explosion in the sky above Natanz, but said there was no official explanation of the incident.

The semi-official Fars news agency quoted its reporter in nearby Badroud as saying a short blast was heard which was accompanied by an intense light in the sky.

Reuters

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