India strongly condemns Chabahar terror attack: MEA

06 December, 2018, 16:31 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Rare suicide car bombing kills at least three people in Iran

At least three people have been killed following a suicide auto bombing attack near a police post in Iran's southern port city of Chabahar, state television Press TV reported, quoting security and local officials.

Chabahar lies in Sistan-Balochistan province which has always been a flashpoint.

General view of damages after a suicide vehicle bomber outside a police station in Chabahar, Iran on Thursday.

The governor of Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province, Rahmdel Bamari, told the IRNA news agency that four people had been killed and many others injured.

"The suicide attacker set off the explosion after stopping at police headquarters in Chabahar".

The report went on to say that shooting could also be heard in the city. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.


Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed that those behind the attack were backed by foreign countries and would be brought to justice.

Videos posted on Twitter, purportedly from Chabahar, showed thick smoke rising from the area.

It said India condemned the "despicable terror" attack. In September, gunmen dressed as soldiers attacked a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and injuring dozens.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed "foreign-backed terrorists" for the attack.

Tehran accuses its Sunni-led regional rival Saudi Arabia and the United States of funding most of these groups, a charge that Riyadh and Washington deny.

Chabahar, near Iran's border with Pakistan on the Sea of Oman, is home to a newly built port and is an economic free zone.

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