TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Tehran’s police department dismissed as false rumors about an explosion of a mortar shell in southern parts of the capital.

The information center of Tehran’s police department said that a used 60mm mortar shell was discovered in a farmland near the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, in southern Tehran, on Saturday evening.

The police’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team was immediately dispatched to the scene, and they defused the mortar shell, and transferred it to a safe place, the center added.

It also rejected as untrue earlier reports about the explosion of the mortar shell.