Incident Summary:

10/22/2000: Mujahidin-e-Khalq militants claimed responsibility for a mortar attack on a security headquarters building in Tehran, Iran. The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq claimed it killed several military personnel in the attack while official government sources denied that there were no injuries or damages caused by the attack.




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 Iranian Defense Forces
Specific Description Tehran Security Headquarters Building
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information In its statement to Agence France Presse the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq stated that the attack was carried out by a unit made up exclusively of women. No details on the all-woman unit were provided yet they stated that it said was responsible for having planned the actual attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Strong blast rocks arms depot in Iran," Agence France Presse, October 25, 2000.