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Chabahar - 6 December 2018
1. Various of officials at site of attack
2. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) General Mohammad Pakpour, head of IRGC ground forces: (++PARTLY OVERLAID BY CUTAWAYS OF SITE++)
"In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful. At around 10 AM today, an equipped suicide car moved towards the entrance gate of Chabahar police headquarters with the intention to enter the police building. At the gate, it faced resistance by police guards and the car exploded at the gate. Two of our dear gate guards, one being a police staffer and another serving in the military service, were martyred and three others were injured. One of those brothers is not in good condition. We should know that such moves are aimed to portray the region as unsafe. Well, two of our dears were martyred and three were injured. Currently, the identity of the driver is not yet known, and our brothers in intelligence are chasing this and God willing, we will announce more details later."
3. Officials at site of attack
A suicide car bomber attacked a police headquarters in the Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least two police and wounding 28 people, state TV reported.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
The suicide attacker, driving a vehicle loaded with explosives, drove up to the police headquarters, according to General Mohammad Pakpour of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Authorities did not identify who was behind the attack, but Iranian media initially blamed the attack on Ansar al-Furqan, a Sunni jihadi group.
Ansar al-Furqan is known to operate in Iran's southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan Province, which sees occasional attacks by Baluch separatists and drug traffickers.
A year ago, the group claimed to have blown up an oil pipeline in Iran's southern Khuzestan province.
Chabahar, near Iran's border with Pakistan on the Sea of Oman, is home to a newly built port and is an economic free zone.
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