At least three dead in bomb attack in Iran's Chabahar

At least three dead in bomb attack in Iran's Chabahar

At least three dead in bomb attack in Iran's Chabahar

The authorities did not identify who was behind the attack.

Four people have been killed and several more injured following a bomb explosion in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar, Iranian officials told state TV.

Press TV quoted Rahmdel Bamari, governor of Sistan and Balochestan province, as saying that an "explosive-laden vehicle" targeted the police post on Thursday.

The site of a terror attack in Chabahar a port city in Iran's southeastern Sistan-and Baluchestan Province
The site of a terror attack in Chabahar a port city in Iran's southeastern Sistan-and Baluchestan Province

The official IRNA news agency said it was a vehicle bombing.

In an online communique, the Sunni jihadist group Ansar al-Furqan claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the Washington-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online extremist activity.

Videos shared on Twitter said to be taken from the scene shows smoke rising into the sky with the sound of sirens heard in the background. New Delhi considers the port in Chabahar, which lies in Sistan-Baluchistan province of Iran, very crucial for its strategic interest in the region.

China protests arrest of Huawei CFO in Canada, urges release: Embassy
Canada has arrested a senior staff member on Huawei's global executive team on suspicion she violated USA sanctions against Iran. At this time, the department spokesperson can't share more details because Meng requested a publication ban.

In September, gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and wounding dozens. Another coordinated June 7, 2017 IS group assault on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.

Terror attacks in Shiite Iran are rare, but militants have stepped up action in recent months.

Arab separatists and the Islamic State group both claimed responsibility for the attack.

PETA urges people to stop using ‘anti-animal language’
Now, PETA is using those user-generated ideas as the inspiration for a new social media call for innovative suggestions . Another example is instead of saying "bring home the bacon", you should say "bring home the bagels".

Tehran often blames the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel for backing groups to destabilize Iran, something its rivals deny.

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

Victims of crime at Global Citizens concert urged to come forward
Cele said police had one case number for a stolen cellphone, but said that no other cases had been opened. Days before performing at the event, Beyonce penned an appreciative letter to the late Mandela.

Related news