Published: Thu, December 06, 2018

Three dead in Iran terror attack

Three dead in Iran terror attack

At least two people were killed and several wounded outside police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar when a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle.

The southeastern port city in Iran's Sistan and Balochestan province is located near the border with Pakistan.

"This morning a bomb inside a vehicle exploded near a police station in Chabahar".

Chabahar city governor Rahmdel Bameri said many people were also wounded in the 10 am (0630 GMT) attack.

State television reported shooting in the area shortly after the explosion.

The authorities did not identify who was behind the attack.

No militant group immediately claimed responsibility.

State TV also showed footage of smoke rising over the city. The perpetrators behind this dastardly attack should be brought to justice expeditiously.

In September, gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and wounding dozens.

In June past year, IS militants attacked parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, killing at least 18 people and wounding more than 50.

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.

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

Chabahar lies some 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of the Pakistan border and is home to a large, mainly Sunni Muslim ethnic Baluchi community which straddles the two countries.

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