Iran says the bright object seen in Iranian skies on Thursday night originated in Afghanistan.
An informed source in the Iranian military told the Fars News Agency that the luminescent object seen on Thursday night around 10:30 PM came from Eastern Afghanistan, and its path reached to Israel.
That luminescent object was seen not just in Iranian skies but also from a number of other countries in the region, including the Republic of Azerbaijan, Syria, Lebanon and Israel.
Many citizens recorded images of the object on their mobiles.
A German official news agency reported that Russia made an announcement about the bright object, calling it the result of a Russian ballistic missile test in Astrakhan. The Mehr News Agency confirmed this news, saying a Russian Defence Ministry official had informed it that Russia had run a successful test of the Topol Ballistic Missile.