Iran: 15 killed in explosions at ammunition depot

November 12, 2011 - 7:55 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least 15 people have been killed and scores more injured in two massive explosions at a Revolutionary Guard ammunition depot west of the capital Tehran, state TV reported Saturday.

Ramazan Sharif, spokesman of the Revolutionary Guard, said on television that the explosions occurred at a military base outside Bidganeh village, 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Tehran.

"Fifteen people were martyred and scores of others injured. Some of those injured are in critical condition," Sharif said.

The Revolutionary Guard is Iran's most powerful military force.

Sharif said experts were investigating the cause of the blast.