US reports Israeli missiles hit Iranian city amid heightened tensions in Middle East

Israel launched a missile strike on Iran less than a week after Tehran’s rocket and drone barrage, according to two US officials.

An explosion was heard on Friday in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, the country’s semi-official Fars news agency reported, as concerns mounted about Israeli retaliation.

Flights were suspended in Isfahan and the Iranian cities of Tehran and Shiraz, as well as at airports across the country’s western borders, Iran’s Mehr news agency also reported.

A video still from near the reported site of airstrikes in Isfahan.Credit: X

The cause and details of the blast are unknown, according to Fars, but Isfahan — home to several military bases and facilities — is believed to have been one of several launch sites for Iran’s April 13 attack.

Israeli officials had notified the US earlier on Thursday that they planned to retaliate in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to two US officials who asked not to be identified discussing private conversations. Spokespeople for the US National Security Council and the Pentagon declined to comment.

Brent crude jumped above $US90 ($140) a barrel and gold surged past $2700 ($4225) an ounce on the reports. US bond yields fell across the curve, with the 10-year yield down 10 basis points at 4.53 per cent.


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