Bomb attack kills three in Chabahar city of Iran: state media

General view of damages after a suicide car bomber outside a police station in Chabahar

Arab separatists and the Islamic State (IS) issued competing claims for the attack, which prompted Iran to launch ballistic missiles at IS targets in Syria.

At least two people were killed and many more injured in the terror attack outside police headquarters in Chabahar.

"Police stopped the explosive-laden vehicle and started firing at the driver. who then set off the explosion near the police headquarters in Chabahar", said Bameri.

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

"The attacker set off the bomb as soon as he stopped outside Chabahar's police headquarters", Bamari said.

Videos posted online by Iranian news agencies, purportedly from Chabahar, showed thick smoke rising in the area after the blast. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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.

Terror attacks in Shiite Iran are rare, but militants have stepped up action in recent months.

In September, gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz, killing and wounding dozens.

The television said several people were also wounded in the terrorist attack.

Chabahar is a free trade zone and the site of an Indian-backed port complex being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for landlocked Afghanistan.

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