A terrorist bomb attack on a police command post killed at least two people and injure several others in the port city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran on Thursday, state media reported.
“A big loud explosion in Chabahar Port City in southeastern Iran minutes ago on Thursday morning made people there concerned. The explosion has likely been a suicide attack on a Police headquarters in Chabahar,” IRNA news agency eported.
Head of the Medical Emergency Center of Iranshahr Faculty of Medical Sciences and Health-Medicare Services Mohammad Naseh said on Thursday that the terrorist incident in the morning today injured 28 and killed two of the citizens.
Naseh added that three of the injured are in grave condition.
Deputy Governor General of Sistan-Balouchestan Province for Security-Disciplinary Affairs Mohammad-Hadi Marashi said a Toyota Van, laden with explosives, tried to run into the police headquarters in Chabahar at around 09:55 hours Tehran time on Thursday but police prevented it, according to IRNA. The suicide bomber blew himself up as a result, the official added.
Sistan-Baluchistan province, where the bombing hit, has long been a flashpoint, with Pakistan-based Baluchi Takfiri terrorists carrying out cross-border attacks.