On May 25, the Iranian Ministry of Defence announced that an engineer had been killed as a result of an explosion at the Parchin military complex which is located near the capital, Tehran.
Another engineer was wounded in the explosion which took place at a research unit inside the highly-secretive military complex.
“On Wednesday [May 24] evening, in an accident that took place in one of the research units of the Defense Ministry in the Parchin area, engineer Ehsan Qadbeigi was martyred and one of his colleagues injured,” a statement by the defense ministry reads.
The ministry said that an investigations are underway to determine the cause of the accident, without providing any further details.
The Parchin military complex, which is located around 28 kilometers to the southeast of Tehran, is known to be the home for several industrial and research units.
The deadly incident came just two days after the assassination of Quds Force Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodayari. The senior officer was shot and killed in the heart of Tehran by two assailants who were moving on a motorcycle. The Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, was reportedly behind the assassination.
The Mossad may have been also involved in the Parchin military complex incident. Over the last few years, the Israeli intelligence were blamed for several sabotage attacks that targeted key military and nuclear facilities across Iran, including the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.
Israel has been working nonstop to sabotage the ongoing US-Iran talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal as well as to prevent Tehran from further developing its conventional military capabilities.