The governor of Tehran province dispelled speculation of explosions that reportedly rocked the neighboring cities of Qods and Garmdareh, adding to a growing mystery over incidents that have hit Iran’s key sites in recent weeks.

Rumors that a series of blasts had occurred in the outskirts of Tehran and the nearby cities of Garmdareh and Qods have been swirling online since Friday morning. Some news outlets suggested that the missile depots of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) located southwest of the capital could have been hit.

Later in the day, Leyla Vaseghi, governor of Tehran Province, denied that any blasts had occurred. She told local IRNA news agency that the reports of explosions “were not true,” but confirmed there has been a power outage – although it didn’t last long.

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According to Vaseghi, the power went off for “a few minutes” and involved a hospital in Qods, a city of roughly 229,000 inhabitants named after Jerusalem (Al-Quds in Arabic). (RT)