IRAN: A man was killed and three others sustained severe injuries in a ‘terrorist’ bomb attack in southeast Iran on Sunday.
According to a state news agency report, a bomb attack on Sunday killed one person and wounded three in southeastern Iran. IRNA in its report blamed that a terrorist group linked to Tehran’s enemies carried the attack.
The attack occurred at about 9:30 am local time (0600 GMT) in Saravan city, the site of recent violence, in the restive Sistan-Baluchistan province.
A group affiliated with international arrogance, a phrase frequently used in Iran for the United States and its allies, had carried out the explosion at one of Saravan’s squares, leading to one being killed and the injury of three citizens crossing the street, IRNA in its report mentioned.
Today’s attack came almost a month after deadly clashes with fuel smugglers in Sistan-Baluchistan left two people dead, including a policeman in Saravan, according to Iranian officials.
During the clash, at least 12 people were reportedly killed, two of them minors, and accused Iranian security forces of using excessive force.
Sistan-Baluchistan straddles the border with Pakistan and has a large, mainly Sunni ethnic Baloch population. The province has long been a flashpoint for cross-border attacks by separatists and extremists.