Incident Summary:

12/06/2018: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives laden vehicle near a police station after being stopped by officers along Shahid Rigi boulevard in Chabahar, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. Following the detonation of explosives, assailants opened fire on police officers. In addition to the assailant, at least two police officers were killed and at least 42 people were injured, including civilians and police. Ansar al-Furqan claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Baluchestan


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Shahid Rigi boulevard.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iranian National Police Force (INPF)
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target Iran
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden pickup truck and firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Furqan Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 42 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 42
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two killed, dozens hurt in attack on Iran police station," The News International, December 7, 2018.
"Four reportedly dead, more injured in bombing in Iranian port city," Kurdistan 24, December 6, 2018.
"Suicide bomber kills 2 in Iran's Chabahar," Bangladesh Daily Star, December 6, 2018.