Incident Summary:

07/02/1999: Mujahidin-e-Khalq fighters fired motars on the headquarters of the Intelligence Ministry and the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards in Dezful city in the southwestern Khuzestan province of Iran. Many casualties were reported, but a specific number was not given in reports. Three attackers were killed in retaliatory police actions.

GTD ID:
199907020001

When:
1999-07-02

Country:
Iran

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khuzestan

City:
Dezful

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Iran Intelligence Ministry
Specific Description Headquarters of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry in Dezful, Iran
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information "Reports indicated that there were ""heavy casualties' in the attack, but specific numbers were not reported."
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Iran dissidents claim mortar attacks on security agencies,” The Associated Press, July 2, 1999."