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  Shvat 17, 5773 , 28/01/13

Report: Israeli Officials Confirm Fordow Explosion

Israeli intelligence officials have confirmed that an explosion hit the Fordow uranium enrichment facility in Iran, according to a Monday morning report in the British daily Times.

“We're still in the initial stages of understanding what happened and how significant it was,” the report quoted an Israeli official as having said. The official did not say whether the explosion was caused by “sabotage or accident,” and declined to comment on claims that Israeli aircraft were seen near the facility during the explosion.

Iran denied on Sunday the reports of the explosion and dismissed them as “Western propaganda.”

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