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Explosion hits arms depot in Iraqi city

Tehran, A powerful explosion rocked an arms depot belonging to al-Hashd al-Shaabi-affiliated force in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on Friday, media reported.

The explosion was caused by a fire outside a post of Sarayat al-Salam forces. The fire then spread to the weapon depot and caused the explosion.

No more details on the explosion have been released, but the preliminary information shows there have been no casualties.

Over the past months, several blasts have hit various parts of Iraq, including Karbala. Extreme heat and electrical defect have been the main causes announced by officials at the early hours after the incidents.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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