Iran’s FM: Terror Attack in Chabahar Not to Go Unpunished

Iran’s FM: Terror Attack in Chabahar Not to Go Unpunished

Iran’s FM: Terror Attack in Chabahar Not to Go Unpunished

A suicide vehicle bomber has attacked a police headquarters in the Iranian port city of Chabahar, killing at least three people and wounding several others, according to state TV.

A suicide vehicle bombing was followed by an armed assault in Chabahar, Iran. "Three people were killed and some others were injured", Chabahar's acting governor Rahmdel Bameria told state TV.

General view of damages after a suicide auto bomber outside a police station in Chabahar, Iran on Thursday.

State authorities did not identify who was behind the attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Suicide bombings are rare in Iran, but Sunni armed groups have carried out several attacks on Iranian security forces in the Sistan and Baluchestan province in recent years.

Images posted online showed thick smoke rising from the sky in the area where the incident took place. Reuters could not verify their authenticity.

In a message, Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri also said such terror attacks are meant to create a rift within the united ranks of Iranian people, but they are doomed to failure and will only strengthen the nation's national unity and convergence.

Chabahar is a key port city on the Gulf of Oman about 100 kilometers west of Iran's border with Pakistan.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Mark my words: "Iran WILL bring terrorists & their masters to justice" Zarif added in the tweet. A year ago the group claimed responsibilty for a blast at an oil pipeline in Iran's southern Khuzestan province.

Tehran accuses its Sunni-led regional rival Saudi Arabia and the United States of funding most of these groups, a charge that Riyadh and Washington deny.

Pakistan became the first country to condemn the terror attack, with its Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad Faisal, calling for "concerted efforts" to uproot terrorism and prevent its spread.

India is developing the Chabahar port along with Iran and Afghanistan. "There can be no justification for any act of terror", an MEA statement said.

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