Bomb kills 3 in Iran's Chabahar, injures several

India Strongly Condemns Terror Attack on Iranian Port City Chabahar

India Strongly Condemns Terror Attack on Iranian Port City Chabahar

State TV also showed footage of smoke rising over the city.

"This was a blind terrorist attack", Pakpur told the semiofficial Tasnim news agency.

The top Iranian diplomat took to his Twitter page on Thursday to react to the auto bomb attack, which he said was perpetrated by "foreign-backed terrorists".

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

The SITE Intelligence Group reported that Sunni militant group Ansar al-Furqan had claimed responsibility for the attack.

The authorities did not identify who was behind the attack.

Chabahar city governor Rahmdel Bameri said earlier that four people were killed and many more wounded when the bomber blew up a vehicle, but later revised the death toll to two.

In October, the separatist Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) group kidnapped 12 Iranian border guards in the remote province, five of whom have since been released.

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Arab separatists and the Islamic State group both claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iran says armed groups have safe havens in Pakistan and has warned it will hit their bases there if Islamabad does not confront them.

"As we've made clear in the past, such crimes won't go unpunished: In 2010, our security services intercepted & captured extremists en route from UAE", Zarif said in what appeared to be a reference to the 2010 capture of Sunni insurgent leader Abdolmalek Rigi.

"Iran will bring terrorists and their masters to justice", he wrote on Twitter.

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

Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist vehicle bomb attack in Chahbahar in brotherly neighbouring Iran that has taken lives of 3 innocent people while injuring others. "There can be no justification for any act of terror", an MEA statement said.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, in a tweet message had strongly condemned the terrorism in Iran's port city of Chahbahar.

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