Report: Iranian authorities foil suspected suicide attack

July 9, 2013 15:26

DUBAI- Iranian security forces on Tuesday killed a man suspected of wanting to carry out a suicide bombing on a police headquarters in the city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran, the semi-official Mehr news agency said.

Chabahar is located in Sistan-Baluchistan, an impoverished region bordering Pakistan whose mainly Sunni Muslim population says it suffers discrimination from Iran's Shi'ite authorities.The Sunni Muslim rebel group Jundollah carried out a series of attacks in the region from 2005, but has been far less active since its leader was arrested and executed in 2010.

Other groups have taken its place but they are smaller and less organised, experts say.

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