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Suicide bomber kills two in southeast Iran: Revised toll

AFP  |  Tehran 

A suicide bomber killed at least two people and wounded many more outside police headquarters in the port city of in restive on Thursday, according to a revised official toll.

lies in province which has long been a flashpoint, with Pakistan-based Baluchi separatists and Sunni Muslim extremists carrying out cross-border attacks targeting the Shiite authorities.

"This terrorist act led to the martyrdom of two members of the police force," the province's in charge of security, Mohammad Hadi Marashi, told state television.

said earlier that four people were killed and many more wounded when the bomber blew up a car, but later revised the death toll to two.

"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.

Chabahar lies some 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of the border and is home to a large, mainly Sunni Muslim ethnic Baluchi community which straddles the two countries.

The number of assailants was not immediately clear.

"The terrorists tried to enter headquarters but they were prevented by the guards and they detonated the car bomb," Marashi said without elaborating on how many assailants took part.

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

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 16:00 IST
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