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Mysterious fire at Iran's Defense Ministry site north of Tehran

The second such fire in less than a week comes amid high tensions between the United States and Iran, though details surrounding the incident remain unclear.
Rescue teams attend to the scene of devastation after an Iranian military plane crashed into a residential building in a heavily built-up suburb on December 6, 2005 in Tehran, Iran. A huge explosion was reported as the plane, carrying 94 people, crashed into a 10-storey block killing all on board. Many deaths are also feared on the ground after the C-130 plane encountered a technical problem shortly after take-off from Mehrabad airport. (Photo by Hossein/Getty Images)

A fire broke out at an Iranian defense site near Tehran on Thursday, constituting the latest in a series of mysterious incidents in the country amid tensions with the United States and Israel.

The fire occurred north of the capital, Tehran, at a car battery factory owned by Iran’s Defense Ministry. There were no injuries, The Associated Press reported, citing Iranian state television.

Images circulated on Twitter, showing significant black smoke billowing from the purported site. Iranian outlets confirmed the incident but did not provide details on the cause of the fire. 

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