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Oil pipeline reportedly explodes in Iran's Khuzestan region

Tasnim news agency reported the blast "caused small tremors" but no casualties.

State media outlets reported that an oil pipeline in southern Iran exploded on Wednesday, marking the latest in a series of explosions and fires reported across the Islamic Republic this year. 

The Iranian semi-official news outlet Tasnim reported the blast occurred Wednesday morning in the oil-rich western province of Khuzestan. The report read that the explosion, which it blamed on the pipeline’s aging infrastructure, “created small tremors” but no casualties. A local official said the fire had been extinguished. 

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