Three killed in Iran 'terror attack'

Three killed in Iran 'terror attack'

Three killed in Iran 'terror attack'

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.

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.

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.

Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist auto bomb attack in Chahbahar in brotherly neighbouring Iran that has taken lives of 3 innocent people while injuring others.

Authorities did not identify who was behind the attack, but Iranian media initially blamed the attack on Ansar al-Furqan, a Sunni jihadi group.

"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.

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

In 2010, two suicide bombers killed at least 28 people, including some of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, at a mosque in southeast Iran; an attack Iranian leaders said was backed by the United States.

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Arab separatists and the Islamic State group both claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iran´s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says "such crimes won´t go unpunished".

Chabahar is a key port city on the Gulf of Oman about 100 kilometers west of Iran's border with Pakistan.

"Foreign-backed terrorists kill & wound innocents in Chabahar".

"Mark my words: Iran WILL bring terrorists & their masters to justice", the foreign minister emphasized.
"There can be no justification for any act of terror", an MEA statement said.

He was apparently referring to a highly successful operation by Iranian intelligence services, which led to the capture in 2010 of Abdolmalek Rigi, the ringleader of the so-called Jundullah terror group.

Chabahar Port, which is being developed with funding from India, has been described as India's "golden gateway" that will help boost trade links to land-locked Afghanistan and central Asia, while bypassing its regional rival, Pakistan.

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