At least two dead in suicide car bombing in Iran

Dec 06, 2018 19:16 IST
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A suicide car 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. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The suicide attacker, driving a vehicle loaded with explosives, drove up to the police headquarters, according to General Mohammad Pakpour of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Authorities did not identify who was behind the attack, but Iranian media initially blamed the attack on Ansar al-Furqan, a Sunni jihadi group. 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. A year ago, the group claimed to have blown up an oil pipeline in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province. 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.