Publish date16 Dec 2023 - 10:17
Story Code : 618188

Terrorist attack in southeastern Iran leaves 11 people dead

11 people have been killed in a terrorist attack targeting a police station in Rask, Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan.
Terrorist attack in southeastern Iran leaves 11 people dead
Iranian media report quoting some provincial officials that the attack occurred early on Friday in Rask County in Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Iran's police spokesman General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi slammed the "cowardly" and "blind" terror attack in a short statement on Friday morning.

He said that police forces had neutralized several terrorists in the firefight, noting that the situation was fully under control.

The spokesman said a special team of police officials has been deployed to the area at the order of police commander General Ahmadreza Radan.

Alireza Marhamati, deputy governor of Sistan and Baluchestan Province in security and political affairs, said that terrorists staged the attack at around 2:00 AM against the headquarters of Rask Police.

He said that 11 police forces, including officers and conscripts, were killed in the attack. 

Some of the injured are in critical condition, Marhamati added. 

The Pakistan-based so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Majid Mirahmadi, the deputy interior minister for security and police affairs, said the terrorists attacked the police post from several directions and later ambushed reinforcements deployed to the location.

He said two of the terrorists were killed and one of them was injured and arrested in hours-long clashes, while the rest escaped.

Six police forces were injured during the exchange of fire, he said. 

The region is sealed off and the search for the perpetrators is underway, added the official.

Iranian police forces have flown helicopters over the region to hunt down the terrorists.

Rask, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, on December 15, 2023. (By IRNA)
The names of the 11 Iranian forces killed in the attack are as follows: Abolfazl Shahraki, Pouria Sheikh, Mohammad Hassan Barahuei, Hamidreza Rezaei, Hassan Babania, Ehsan Babaei, Moslem Shojaeyan, Majid Firouzinia, Mohammad Khamari, Ali Dashtpuri, and Alireza Akbari-Mazar.

Police say seven were injured in the terror attack, identifying them as Ismael Dehkordi, Hamed Khomar, Mohammad Ali Hasani, Mohammad Reza Jafari, Mohammad Sayadi, Mohsen Parishan, and Eskandar Abbasi.

The terrorist group has conducted several bomb attacks and kidnappings in southeastern Iran, targeting both civilians and security forces over the past years.
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