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Attack on Iranian nuclear site damaged centrifuge production facility – reports

The target of an attack in Karaj reported by Iranian media on Wednesday was a factory producing aluminum blades for uranium-enrichment centrifuges, according to Israel’s Channel 13.

Contrary to the Iranian reports, which said that the “sabotage attempt” near Tehran had been thwarted and resulted in no casualties or damage, Israel’s Channel 13 claimed that the factory did suffer damage, setting back Iran’s nuclear program.

The facility, known as the Iran Centrifuge Technology Company, or TESA, is one of the main manufacturing centers for the centrifuges used at the nuclear facilities in Fordow and Natanz, according to The New York Times, which cited an anonymous senior intelligence official. According to the Times, the attack was carried out by means of a small quadcopter drone apparently launched from a location not far from the site.

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