Incident Summary:

04/12/2008: On Saturday evening at 2100 in Shiraz, Fars, Iran, during the evening prayer session, a bomb exploded at the Sayid Al-Shuhadan Husainiya, killing 12 civilians, wounding 200 others, and causing damage to the mosque. Jihadi Movement of the Sunna People of Iran claimed responsibility.




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: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Sayid Al-Shuhadan Husainiya Mosque
Specific Description The bomb detonated in the Sayid Al-Shuhadan Husainiya mosque during evening prayer.
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used in the attack.
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
Jihadi Movement of the Sunna People of Iran Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 200 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 200
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, "ROUNDUP: Tehran Says Deadly Blast at Mosque Was Not Sabotage", Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 13, 2008.
National Counterterroism Center, "Twelve Civilians Killed, Two Hundred Others Wounded in Bombing by Jihadi Movement of the Sunna People of Iran in Shiraz, Fars, Iran", Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 8, 2010.