Incident Summary:

03/16/2006: Perpetrators posed as police officers and soldiers and set up a barricade near Zahedan, Sistan va Baluchestan, Iran. They stopped cars and attacked the vehicle occupants. Overall, 22 government officials were killed, the governor of Zahedan, his deputy, and five of his other officials were wounded, and many vehicles were damaged. In addition, seven other poeple were kidnapped, but by November of 2006, all of the hostages were released. Jundullah claimed responsibility for this attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Balochistan

Near Zahedan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government
Specific Description Government Officials
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 194
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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 The hostages were held by the perpetrators until approximately mid November.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jundallah (Iran) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2006 Report on Terrorism