Iran says blast report in industrial town caused by jet breaking the sound barrier

The cause of a large blast in Iran’s Semnan province was determined to be a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier, state media reports.

Iranian state media had earlier said a large explosion was heard at the Garmsar industrial town, the fourth such incident in the province of Semnan in a week, according to semi-official Mehr news agency.

“Upon investigating, officials announced that no explosion or smoke was observed from the Garmsar industrial area,” state media says.

“It is now known that the cause of the blast was a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier in the area,” state media adds, without specifying whether the jet was Iranian.

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