General view of damages after a suicide car bomber outside a police station in Chabahar, Iran December 6, 2018. Tasnim News Agency /Handout via REUTERS
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At least two policemen died and 48 people were injured in a rare suicide car bomb attack by a Sunni militant group on a police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in southeast Iran Thursday, state media reported. While suicide bombings are rare in Iran, such groups have carried out several attacks on security forces in recent years in Sistan-Baluchestan province, where Chabahar is located.The Washington-based SITE Intelligence Group and state media reported that Sunni militant group Ansar al-Furqan had claimed responsibility for the attack.Iran has stepped up security in border areas after gunmen in September opened fire on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, killing 25 people, almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guard.
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