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Suicide bomber kills 4 in southeast Iran: state media

AFP  |  Tehran 

A suicide bomber killed at least four people outside a police headquarters in the port city of in restive on Thursday, its said.

said many people were also wounded in the morning car bombing.

"The explosion was very strong and broke the glass of many buildings close by," Bameri told state television.

Many nearby shop owners and civilian passers-by, including women and children, were severely wounded, he added.

lies in province some 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of the border.

The province has a large, mainly Sunni Muslim ethnic Baluchi community which straddles the border and has long been a flashpoint, with Pakistan-based Baluchi separatists and jihadists carrying out cross-border attacks targeting the Shiite authorities.

The province's deputy in charge of security, Mohammad Hadi Marashi, said multiple assailants took part in Thursday's attack.

"The terrorists tried to enter headquarters but they were prevented by the guards and they detonated the car bomb," he said.

Chabahar has a deep-water port on the and with Indian assistance has been developing it as a a major and freight hub between and India, bypassing

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:00 IST