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Huge blast rocks military base near Tehran

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A massive explosion at a military weapons depot near the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday killed several people and was felt at least 45 km (30 miles) away, local media reported. The Revolutionary Guards — Iran’s elite military force — said a munitions store at a base…

Iraq prison riot leaves 2 dead, 14 wounded

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – Two inmates were killed and 14 people were wounded in a prison riot Sunday in Tikrit, the home city of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, a police source said. Seven policemen and seven inmates were among the wounded in the riot, at the central prison for Salahuddin province,…

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