Incident Summary:

11/25/1999: A bomb exploded outside the Shahid Chamran Academy for Literature in Ahvaz, Iran. Two people were killed in the attack and eight injured. The Mujahidin-e-Khalq was blamed for this attack.

GTD ID:
199911250006

When:
1999-11-25

Country:
Iran

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khuzestan

City:
Ahvaz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Iranian Education Ministry
Specific Description Shahid Chamran Academy for Literature in Ahvaz, 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 Unknown Explosive Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Security forces kill two Mojhaedin members after blast in Ahvaz,” Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, November 25, 1999.
“Khorramabad Governor on MKO Attack,” Tehran IRIB Television Second Program Network, November 26, 1999.