Eleven people have been killed and several others injured in an attack on a police station by suspected members of a separatist group, Iran state TV has said.
Ali Reza Marhemati, the deputy governor of Sistan and Baluchistan province, said senior police officers and soldiers were among those who died in the assault in the town of Rask at about 2am on Friday.
He said several of the attackers were killed by police in a shootout.
State TV blamed the attack on the Jaish al Adl separatist group.
In 2019, the claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a bus that killed 27 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
In recent months, militants and small separatist groups in the predominantly Sunni region have attacked police stations as part of an insurgency against the government.
Sistan and Baluchestan province is one of the least developed areas of Iran.
It was the site of heavy crackdowns on rallies following nationwide protests over the death in police custody of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in Tehran who had been detained for allegedly improperly wearing an Islamic veil.
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