An Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck the Iranian city of Khoy while multiple drone attacks led to huge fire and explosions in a 'military workship' in the isfahan city on Saturday.
Three people were killed and 816 injured in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake in the city of Khoy, West Azarbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, IRNA news agency said quoting the Governor-General of West Azarbaijan Province, Mohammad Sadegh Motamadian.
While the Iranian Defence Ministry said that its that air defense forces repelled a drone strike on a 'military workshop' in the central city of Isfahan on Saturday night, huge fires at the site suggested that either the drones or some other weapons had met their targets.
The ministry said in a statement that one of its workshop complexes had come under attack from a number of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs), but the complex’s air defenses successfully repelled the attack. It did not comment on the source of the MAVs.
“One of the MAVs was downed by the complex’s air defense fire, while the other two were caught in its defensive traps and exploded,” the statement said adding that the attack did not cause any loss of life and only led to minor damage to the roof of the workshop. The complex, it added, continues its ordinary operations following the attack, Press TV reported.
Several social media postings attributed the attack to Israel-supported rebels in Iran. However Iran has not blamed Israel for the attack.
Some others postings said the facility was a drone-manufacturing factory and that this could be a U.S. inspired operation to punish Iran for supplying drones to Russia.