Three killed in Iran 'terror attack'

Three killed in Iran 'terror attack'

Three killed 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 auto.

A general view of the scene of a auto bombing in front of a police station in the city of Chabahar, on December 06, 2018 in southern Iran.

"Three people were killed and some others were injured", Chabahar's acting governor Rahmdel Bameri told state television.

"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.

Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi also denounced the "malicious and inhumane terror attack, which he said was aimed at disrupting Iran's economic development, which is underway in cooperation with regional states".

There was no immediate claim of responsiblity for the attack.

Ansar al-Furqan is known to operate in Iran's southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan Province, which sees occasional attacks by Baluch separatists and drug traffickers.

Images posted online showed thick smoke rising from the sky in the area where the incident took place. Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the videos.

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Another coordinated June 7, 2017 IS group assault on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.

According to early reports, explosion and shooting were heard in Iran's southeastern port Chabahar near the Pakistani border on Thursday morning, at 9:30 AM.

Pakpur also said several hours after the explosion that calm and security had returned to the city of Chabahar.

"Mark my words: Iran WILL bring terrorists & their masters to justice", the foreign minister emphasized.

While rare, Iran has been targeted by armed groups in recent years.

Tehran often blames the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel for backing groups to destabilize Iran, something its rivals deny.

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the attack and warned "terrorists" that they will be punished. "There can be no justification for any act of terror", the MEA said.

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