Blasts Kills Commander at Iran Base

November 13, 2011

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New York Times

Brigadier General Hassan Moghaddam, a commander in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, was killed in an explosion at a military site outside of Bidganeh, about 25 miles from Tehran, along with 16 other Revolutionary Guards members. The explosion took place while soldiers were transporting munitions, according to Iranian officials. General Moghaddam was a top commander in Iran's missile program; he oversaw the development of the Shahab-3 missile.