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

06 December, 2018, 16:28 | Author: Sheila Harris
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A suicide auto bomber attacked a police headquarters in the Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least two police and wounding 28 people, state TV reported.

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

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

Rahmdel Bameri, a provincial official, said a suicide attacker driving a vehicle loaded with explosives drove up to the police headquarters.

It reported there were sounds of explosions and shooting in the city on Thursday.

Iranian authorities have not identifed the perpetrator yet. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Reports say at least 19 people were also hurt, but Al Jazeera could not immediately verify the number of injuries.

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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.

The attack comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.

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

Mohammad Pakpur, the commander of the ground forces of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said the attack had failed.

Arab separatists and the militant Islamic State (IS) group both claimed the assault.

Chabahar city is around 100 km from Iran's border with Pakistan.

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