Several People Killed, Injured in Iran Suicide Bombing

Several People Killed, Injured in Iran Suicide Bombing

Thursday, 6 December, 2018 - 09:15
Smoke rising over the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar. Twitter
Asharq Al-Awsat
A suicide car bomber attacked a police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding several others.

State TV broke into its regular broadcast to report the attack.

Rahmdel Bameri, a provincial official, told state TV that a suicide attacker driving a vehicle loaded with explosives drove up to the police headquarters. He said police officers blocked the vehicle and started firing at the driver, who then detonated his explosives.

Many nearby shop owners and civilian passers-by, including women and children, were severely wounded, he added.

State authorities did not identify who was behind the attack. No militant group immediately took responsibility for the attack.

State TV also aired footage of smoke rising over the city, which lies in Sistan-Baluchistan province.

The attack comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the US 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.

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