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Iran claims 'military exercises' behind Karaj explosions, gunfire

Iranian state media said there was a military training exercise in the area, near the city of Karaj. The news follows an Iranian attack on an Israeli-linked ship and a suspected Israeli attack on an Iranian factory.

Reports of a number of explosions in the city of Karaj in Iran surfaced on Thursday night local time, as tension escalates between Tehran and Israel. 

The BBC’s Persian-language service reported at 11:46 p.m. Tehran time that people in the central Iranian city west of the capital reported hearing gunshots and explosions. It carried a video that appeared to show anti-aircraft fire in the skies of Karaj.

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