Incident Summary:

1/8/2000: Members of the Mujahideen-I-Khalq (MK) organization attacked the village of Chalfra, in Ilam province, Iran. The rebels fired mortar rounds into the village. At least three villagers were killed and four were injured, although the MKO released a statement that dozens of Iranian security forces had been killed. On January 12, 2000, Iranian police killed three MK members trying to cross the border into Iraq; it is believed that these three members were the ones responsible for the attack on Chalfra.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iranian military
Specific Description Armed forces in the vicinity of Chalfra village
Nationality of Target Iran
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Chalfra village
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
82mm mortars
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three dead, 4 injured in clashes with Iranian opposition," Associated Press, January 9, 2000.
"Report: Iranian police kill three opposition fighters," Associated Press, January 12, 2000.