Thu, 18 Jul 2019

Iranian state television has reported that least three people have been killed and several injured by a bomb blast in Iran's southeastern port city of Chabahar.

Reports say the explosion on December 6 occurred near a police station.

The official government news agency IRNA quotes an unnamed source as saying it is highly likely that the bombing was a 'suicide attack' targeting the police station.

The source said gunfire was heard in the area after the explosion.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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

Based on reporting by IRNA, ISNA, Fars and AFP

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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