Incident Summary:

01/29/2019: An explosive device detonated as bomb disposal experts attempted to defuse it at the scene a previous attack in Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. Three police officers were injured in the blast. This was one of two related bombings in Zahedan on this date. Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Baluchestan


Attack Information
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 Officers
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A handmade explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish al-Adl 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 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Second bomb injures Iranian police at scene of initial blast," Kurdistan 24, January 30, 2019.
"Two bombs explode in southeast Iran, police officers wounded," Trend News Agency - Central Asia (English), January 30, 2019.
"Double-bombing wounds 3 police in Iran," ABC News, January 29, 2019.