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Four Dead Amid Car Blast, Shooting in Southern Iranian Port of Chabahar

06 December 2018

At least two people were killed and many more injured in the terror attack outside police headquarters in Chabahar. 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.

The blast near Chabahar's police headquarters on Shahid Rigi Boulevard has been confirmed by Mohammad Hadi Marashi, the deputy security chief of the province. "Three people were killed and some others were injured", Chabahar's governor Rahmdel Bameria told state TV.

"Police stopped the explosive-laden vehicle and started firing at the driver. who then set off the explosion near the police headquarters in Chabahar", said Bameri.

The report went on to say that shooting could also be heard in the city.

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Iranian authorities have not identifed the perpetrator yet.

Videos posted online by Iranian news agencies, purportedly from Chabahar, showed thick smoke rising in the area after the blast.

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

"Iran will bring terrorists and their masters to justice", he wrote on Twitter.

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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. In September, gunmen dressed as soldiers attacked a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and injuring dozens.

It said India condemned the "despicable terror" attack.

In June a year ago, 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.

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Four Dead Amid Car Blast, Shooting in Southern Iranian Port of Chabahar