Incident Summary:

05/13/2000: On May 13, 2000 there was an explosion in Kermanshah, Iran. The Mujahidin-e-Khalq took responsibility for the incident that attacked a densely populated district near the city’s silo.

GTD ID:
200005130001

When:
2000-05-13

Country:
Iran

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kermanshah

City:
Kermanshah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iranian Police
Specific Description Iranian Anti-Riot Special Forces
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: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Explosion Shock Western Iran," Xinhua General News Service, May 14, 2000."
"“MKO Declares Responsibility for Kermanshah Explosion," Al Jazeera, May 14, 2000."
"“Iran Daily Carries Farsi Press Watch 16 May," Tehran Times, May 16, 2000."