Incident Summary:

03/13/2000: Six mortar shells slammed into a residential complex in a northern neighborhood of Tehran, Iran. The explosions wounded two people and more than 15 cars were badly damaged. In a communique to Agence France Press, the Mujahidin-e-Khalq claimed responsibility for this attack and said they meant to target the headquarters of Yahya Rahim Safavi, the Commander of the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC).




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 Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC)
Specific Description Headquarters of Yahya Rahim Safavi in Iran
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iran Paper on MKO Attack," Iran News, March 14, 2000.
"MKO Official Cited on 13 Mar Tehran Attacks," Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel, March 13, 2000.
"Iran: MKO Agents Responsible for Mortar Attack Identified," Tehran IRNA, March 17, 2000.