RT – Dec 6, 2018
A car bomb has exploded near police headquarters in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar, killing four and leaving many injured. An Al-Nusra linked militant group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the suicide blast.
The attacker was carrying explosives in a Nissan truck, and was planning to storm a police station, Iranian media reports. However, after he was stopped at police headquarters, he blew himself up.
— Press TV (@PressTV) December 6, 2018
Shooting was also reportedly heard near the site of the explosion.
The number of those killed in the blast has reached four, while many others were injured, the acting governor of Sistan and Baluchestan Province told Tasnim. Local media say women and children are among those wounded.
Car bomb hits police headquarters in #Chabahar, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeastern #Iran
IRGC ground forces comm: It's a blind terrorist attack, 4 martyred, 15 injured pic.twitter.com/VcoWv9vvi0
— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) December 6, 2018
Ansar Al-Furqan, a Sunni militant group with links to Al-Nusra Front terrorists, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif lashed out at “foreign-backed terrorists” in a tweet, stating that Tehran “will bring terrorists and their masters to justice.”
Foreign-backed terrorists kill & wound innocents in Chabahar. As we've made clear in the past, such crimes won’t go unpunished: In 2010, our security services intercepted & captured extremists en route from UAE. Mark my words: Iran WILL bring terrorists & their masters to justice pic.twitter.com/Tij1I7zemx
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) December 6, 2018