Date :Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | Time : 09:01 |ID: 79949 | Print

Terrorist attack in Iran’s Chabahar: 4 killed, several injured

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SHAFAQNA- In a suicide attack in front of the Police Headquarters in Iran’s Chabahar this morning, 4 killed, several injured.

According to early reports, explosion and shooting were heard in Iran’s southeastern port Chabahar near the Pakistani border on Thursday morning, at 9:55 AM, Mehr News reported.

According to security officials, the explosion was caused by a car bomb going off in front of the Police Headquarters in Chabahar, Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Casualties have been reported in the blast, with at least four killed and a number of pedestrians and shop owners injured. Later reports dismissed that the police chief of Chabahar was among the casualties.

Among the injured were a number of women and children who have been taken to Imam Ali Hospital.

According to the deputy governor of Chabahar, the suicide bomber driving in a Nissan pickup was planning to attack the Chabahar Police HQ, but was stopped by police officers at the front gate and detonated the explosives packed in the vehicle.

The site of the suicide blast

IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, who is also at the scene of the terror attack, said the attack was carried out in a blind fashion and had no outcome for the terrorists.

He voiced regret that a number of guards standing at the front gate to the police HQ were killed or injured in the blast.

Chabahar’s deputy for political and security affairs said two police officers were killed in the blast, and three others injured. He said no group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, adding that the various aspects of the attack would soon come to light after thorough investigation is concluded. He maintained that the situation is under control.

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