Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Four Dead Amid Car Blast, Shooting in Southern Iranian Port of Chabahar

India Condemns Terror Attack In Iran's Chabahar Rare suicide car bombing kills at least three people in Iran
Pablo Mccormick | 06 December, 2018, 16:27

In 2010, two suicide bombers killed at least 28 people, including some of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, at a mosque in southeast Iran, an attack Iranian leaders said was backed by the United States.

A suicide auto bomber attacked a police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding several others, state TV reported.

Press TV quoted Rahmdel Bamari, governor of Sistan and Balochestan province, as saying that an "explosive-laden vehicle" targeted the police post on Thursday.

A suicide auto bombing was followed by an armed assault in Chabahar, Iran.

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"This terrorist act led to the martyrdom of two members of the police force", the province's deputy governor in charge of security, Mohammad Hadi Marashi, told state television. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

A number of Iranian media have reported a vehicle explosion in the largest port city in Sistan-and-Balochistan province, Chabahar.

Videos shared on Twitter said to be taken from the scene shows smoke rising into the sky with the sound of sirens heard in the background.

That attack was claimed by a Sunni Muslim group called, Jundallah, also known as Soldiers of God.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed "foreign-backed terrorists" for the attack.

Chabahar lies some 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of the Pakistan border and is home to a large Balochi community which straddles the two countries.

Terror attacks in Shiite Iran are rare, but militants have stepped up action in recent months.

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