Incident Summary:

05/01/2000: An explosion occurred in a sports arena in the Iranian capital of Tehran on the evening on May 1, 2000. Five mortars were set off and six were injured. Mujahidin-e-Khalq took credit for this attack.

GTD ID:
200005010001

When:
2000-05-01

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Iranian Sports Complex
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.)
Weapon Details
The type of explosive used was a mortar.
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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Six People Wounded in Tehran Mortar Attack Claimed by Armed Opposition," Agence France Presse, May 1, 2000."
"Iran: Six Injured In Mortar Attack in Tehran; One in Critical Condition," British Broadcasting System. May 2, 2000."