A car bomb explosion in front of a police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in southeast of Iran has killed a conscript and an officer, and wounded several others. A photo of the car bomb blast in Chabahar, south-east of Iran, on Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Photo by Tasnim
The suicide attack, which took place on Thursday morning near one of the police headquarters of Chabahar, has so far killed police officer Dariush Ranjbar and conscript Nasser Darzadeh, a deputy governor-general of Sistan and Baluchestan province said.
Several others including a woman and a child have also been wounded as a result of what IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour describes as a "blind" terrorist attack.
One of those wounded in the incident is in critical conditions, according to local officials.
The Ansar ul-Furqan terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is a very rare one in the strategic port city.
Iran, in cooperation with India, has in recent years been developing the port city of Chabahar in order to turn it into a regional hub of trade. The city is particularly important for facilitating trade between India and Afghanistan.