Bomb kills three in southeast Iran city: state media

Elias Hubbard
December 6, 2018

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

The TV station broke into its regular broadcast to report the attack, as such assaults are rare in the Islamic Republic.

Television also reported shooting in the area, located in the region of Sistan-Baluchestan, which is home to a Sunni Muslim minority in the largely Shi'ite country and has always been plagued by violence from both drug smugglers and separatists. He said police officers blocked the vehicle and started firing at the driver, who then detonated his explosives. No militant group immediately took responsibility for the attack.

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

Official news agency said it was a auto bombing in the port city of Chabahar, Iran.

Iranian authorities have not identifed the perpetrator yet. In September, gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and wounding dozens.

In December 2010, at least 41 people were killed and 90 others were wounded following a suicide attack near a mosque in the city.

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