Chabahar: 4 killed and several injured in a Bomb blast

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A car bomb explosion killed 4 in western Balochistan.

A suicide car bomber attacked a police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding several others, state TV reported.

Rahmdel Bameri, a provincial official, told state TV that a suicide attacker driving a vehicle loaded with explosives drove up to the police headquarters. He said police officers blocked the vehicle and started firing at the driver, who then detonated his explosives.

State authorities did not identify who was behind the attack. Whereas the responsibility of the attack was later claimed by a religious militant group, Ansar-ul-Furqan.

Ansar-ul-Furqan came into being in 2013 after the merge of two militant groups, Harkat-ul-Ansar Iran and Hizb-ul-Furqan.

Iran has been targeted in recent years by militant attacks. In September, gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and wounding dozens.

Arab separatists and the militant Islamic State (IS) group both claimed the assault. 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.