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India strongly condemns Iran's Chabahar terror attack

India strongly condemns Iran's Chabahar terror attack

They exploded a vehicle, laden with explosives, on the entrance of the city's police headquarters, martyring two Iranian citizens and injuring 40 others.

The terrorist behind the wheel was seeking to force his way into the police post, but failed to do so as local security forces quickly intervened. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though a semi-official news agency blamed a Sunni jihadi group for the assault.

"In 2010, our security services intercepted & captures extremists en route from UAE". The extremist outfit under Rigi was dismantled and he was executed later that year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Perpetrators should be brought to justice expeditiously.

TV also reported shooting in the area, which is located in the mainly Sunni province of Sistan-Baluchestan that has always been plagued by unrest from both drug smuggling gangs and separatist militants.

The gunmen who attempted to storm the building were killed by security forces, Iranian media reported.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal in a tweet message said: Pakistan condemns Terrorism.

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It reported there were sounds of explosions and shooting in the city on Thursday.

Chabahar city is around 100 km from Iran's border with Pakistan.

Chabahar Port is considered as a counter to Pakistan's Gwadar port, which China is developing as a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. "We express our condolences to the government and the people of Iran and the families of the victims of this attack", the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

In a message, Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri also said such terror attacks are meant to create a rift within the united ranks of Iranian people, but they are doomed to failure and will only strengthen the nation's national unity and convergence.

In June, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they had killed the group's suspected leader, Molavi Jalil Qanbar-Zehi, in a mountainous area of Sistan Baluchestan.

While rare, Iran has been targeted in recent years by militant attacks. Washington has granted exceptions to some US sanctions on Iran for the project.