At least three dead in bomb attack in Iran's Chabahar

Sergio Conner
December 6, 2018

At least two people were killed and many more injured in the terror attack outside police headquarters in Chabahar.

"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.

Images posted online showed thick smoke rising from the sky in the area where the incident took place.

"Police stopped the explosive-laden auto and started firing at the driver. who then set off the explosion near the police headquarters in Chabahar", said Bameri.

Sistan-Baluchistan province, where the bombing hit, has always been a flashpoint, with a number of attacks reported in recent past. Reuters could not verify their authenticity.

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There was no immediate claim of responsiblity for the attack.

Chabahar, on Iran's south-eastern coast near the border with Pakistan, is home to a recently built port and is an "economic free zone".

Iranian authorities said Rigi who headed the militant group Jundollah was captured on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan. In September, gunmen dressed as soldiers attacked a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and injuring dozens.

Last year, in the first deadly assault claimed by Islamic State in Tehran, 18 people were killed at the parliament and mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic.

"India strongly condemns today's despicable terrorist attack in Chabahar, Iran". "We express our condolences to the government and the people of Iran and the families of the victims of this attack", the Ministry of External Affairs said.

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