Fordo Nuclear Enrichment Facility in Iran(AFP/Getty Images)

Update: 3:52 PM A few major sites that linked to WND story have removed it. I take that as a pretty good indication that this story cannot be confirmed.

According to World News Daily, a massive explosion is said to have destroyed most of Iran’s nuclear facility at Fordo.

An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.

The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.

The explosion is said to have taken place on Monday. The nuclear site is a high profile target given that it’s completely underground and recently reached nuclear capacity. Just earlier today, it was reported that the Iran could quadruple enrichment at the Fordo site.

While I am extremely skeptical of this report’s veracity until I hear more, this is potentially a massive development. More to come.