Incident Summary:

02/05/2000: The Mujahidin-e-Khalq bombed the office of President Khatami in Tehran, Iran, killing one and injuring four.

GTD ID:
200002050002

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
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Office of the Iranian President
Specific Description Office of President Khatami 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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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 Unknown
Sources
Hasan Sarbakhshian, “Mortar blast near key Iranian offices kills one,” Deseret News, February 6, 2000.
“Iran TV Says Tehran Attack Involved 6 Explosions,” Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran Network 1, February 6, 2000.
“Iran Paper: Five Shells Fired at Office of President,” Tehran Emruz, February 6, 2000.