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Iranian general dies in explosion

Iran’s Hasan Moghaddam helped develop missiles. Iran’s Hasan Moghaddam helped develop missiles.
Associated Press / November 14, 2011

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A Revolutionary Guard commander killed in an explosion at an ammunition depot west of Tehran was a key figure in Iran’s missile program, the elite military force said in a statement Sunday. Gen. Hasan Moghaddam was killed together with 16 other Guard members Saturday at a military site outside Bidganeh village, 25 miles southwest of Tehran. The Guard said the accidental explosion occurred while military personnel were transporting munitions.

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