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Iran Uses Bomber Drones for First Time in Military Drills

A Karrar drone aircraft carrying a bomb. 

A Karrar drone aircraft carrying a bomb. 

Photographer: Mohsen Shandiz/Corbis Historical

Iran’s military used bomb-laden drones for the first time during army exercises, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

The Iranian-made unmanned aircraft, named Karrar, dropped 500-pound (227-kilogram) bombs on ground targets during drills in the central province of Esfahan, IRNA said on Tuesday, quoting army spokesman Brigadier General Farhad Goudarzi.