Sui­cide bomber kills at least two

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - WORLD NEWS -

A sui­cide car bomber at­tacked po­lice head­quar­ters in the south­east­ern port city of Chaba­har yes­ter­day, killing at least two peo­ple and wound­ing 15, state TV re­ported.

No one im­me­di­ately claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack, though a semi-of­fi­cial news agency blamed a Sunni group.

State tele­vi­sion broke into its reg­u­lar broad­cast to re­port the at­tack, as such as­saults are rare in the Is­lamic Repub­lic.

Rah­mdel Bameri, a pro­vin­cial of­fi­cial, said a sui­cide at­tacker driv­ing a ve­hi­cle loaded with ex­plo­sives drove up to the po­lice head­quar­ters.

He said po­lice of­fi­cers blocked the ve­hi­cle and started fir­ing at the driver, who then det­o­nated his ex­plo­sives.

State TV said two po­lice of­fi­cers were killed, low­er­ing an ini­tially re­ported death toll of three without ex­pla­na­tion.

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