Incident Summary:

02/05/2000: The Mujahidin-e-Khalq bombed the Ali Khamene'i Spiritual Palace in Tehran, Iran. One person was killed and five were injured in the attack.

GTD ID:
200002050001

When:
2000-02-05

Country:
Iran

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tehran

City:
Tehran

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Ali Khamene'i Spiritual Palace
Specific Description Ali Khamene'i Spiritual Palace in Tehran, Iran
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages 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.)
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
Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
β€œMojahedin-e Khalq Attacks Khamene'i Palace,” Qatar Al-Jazirah Space Channel Television, February 05, 2000
β€œAl-Jazirah TV Reports Explosions Near Khatami's office,” Al-Jazirah TV, February 06, 2000.