May 10, 2021

Terrorist attack against a police headquarters in southeastern Iran

Terrorist attack against a police headquarters in southeastern Iran

A terrorist attack with a car bomb was recorded today in the port city of Chabahar, in southeastern Iran, and targeted a police headquarters, according to official Iranian media.

The state agency IRNA reported that the attack was carried out with a truck loaded with explosives and probably driven by a suicide bomber.

So far, it has not transpired a number of victims in Chabahar, in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan, where they also heard gunfire.

Deputy director of security of the Governorate of Sistan and Baluchistan, Mohamad Hadi Marashi, told the Tasnim agency that the explosion only caused injuries, but IRNA sources indicated that he could have died.

Marashí explained that the security forces immediately went to the area of ​​the attack, where ambulances were also sent.

Terrorist attacks are frequent on the border of Iran with countries such as Pakistan and Iraq, but unusual in the interior of the country, although there are other precedents.

Last September, 24 people were killed and 60 wounded in an attack during a military parade in the city of Ahvaz, while in June 2017 a double attack against the Iranian Parliament and the Imam Khomeini mausoleum in Tehran resulted in 17 dead and more than 50 injured.

Both attacks were claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), whose bases in Syria were bombarded days later by the Iranian Revolution Guardians.


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