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Blast rocks Iranian arms depot

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There has been a major explosion at a munitions depot in a military base 20 kilometres west of the Iranian capital Tehran.

It is understood the arsenal belongs to the elite Revolutionary Guards.

Ambulances and rescue teams with sniffer dogs have been sent to the scene but casualty figures have not been released.

The midday blast was so powerful it shook windows and doors in the city.