Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Bomb attack kills three in Chabahar city of Iran: state media

Bomb attack kills three in Chabahar city of Iran: state media

State authorities did not identify who was behind the attack.

A suicide bomber killed at least two people and wounded many more outside police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in restive southeastern Iran on Thursday, according to a revised official toll.

"The terrorists exploded a auto carrying explosives at the gate of the [police] headquarters", Bameri was quoted as saying by the official government news agency IRNA.

Sistan-Baluchistan province, where the bombing hit, has always been a flashpoint, with a number of attacks reported in recent past.

"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.

State television broke into its regular broadcast to report the attack, as such assaults are rare in the Islamic Republic of Iran. No militant group immediately took responsibility for the attack. The perpetrators behind this dastardly attack should be brought to justice expeditiously.

The attack was claimed by a Sunni separatist group called Jundullah (Soldiers of God).

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

"India strongly condemns today's despicable terrorist attack in Chabahar, Iran".

Chabahar is a free trade zone and the site of an Indian-backed port complex which is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan.

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