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Suspected Suicide Bomber Shot Dead In Iran

Source: RFE/RL

Iranian security forces have shot dead a suspected suicide bomber. Iranian news agencies reported the incident happened in the southern port city of Chabahar early on July 9 when security forces observed a man trying to enter a police headquarters.

Chabahar (View Larger Map)

The man reportedly fired on security personnel, wounding several of them, before he was shot dead.

Chabahar Governor Iraj Heydari said the man was "wearing a suicide vest and carrying a grenade."

The identity of the slain man was not released.

Chabahar is located in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan Province, an impoverished area that is home to a Sunni majority.

In October 2012, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in the same region.

In December 2010, two suicide bombers targeted a Shi'ite mourning procession in Chabahar, killing at least 38 people.

The 2010 terror attack in Chabahar

Based on reporting by Reuters and

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