ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly denounced a terrorist attack in Iranian port city of Chahbahar, that claimed lives of at least three innocent people while injuring forty others.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, in a tweet message had strongly condemned the terrorism in Iran’s port city of Chahbahar.
Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist car bomb attack in Chahbahar in brotherly neighbouring Iran that has taken lives of 3 innocent people while injuring others. Pakistan condemns Terrorism. Concerted efforts are required to uproot it from spreading anywhere and everywhere.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) December 6, 2018
“Concerted efforts are required to uproot it from spreading anywhere and everywhere,” Dr Faisal continued.
Earlier today, bomb attack on a police command post had killed at least three people in Chabahar in southeastern region of Iran, state media reported.
The television said several people were also wounded in the terrorist attack. The official IRNA news agency said it was a car bombing.
Sistan-Baluchistan province, where the bombing hit, has long been a flashpoint, with a number of attacks reported in recent past.
The report went on to say that shooting could also be heard in the city. Details were sketchy as the situation was still developing.
Videos shared on Twitter said to be taken from the scene shows smoke rising into the sky with the sound of sirens heard in the background.
State authorities did not identify who was behind the attack. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Chabahar, near Iran’s border with Pakistan on the Arabian Sea, is home to a new port recently built and is an economic free zone for the country.