Incident Summary:

04/20/2010: On Tuesday, in the northwest city of Khoy in Iran's West Azarbaijan province, three members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps were killed in an attack by unidentified militants. Iranian officials alleged that the Partiya Jiyana Azada Kurdistane (PJAK) had claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Azerbaijan


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Islamic Revolution Guards Corps
Specific Description Members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)
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
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons 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
Kurdistan Free Life Party Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane's Intelligence, "Militants Kill Three IRGC Members in Iran's West Azarbaijan," Terrorism Watch Reports, April 22, 2010.
Xinhua News Agency, "Three IRGC Troops Killed in Northwest Iran," LexisNexis Academic, Xinhua News Agency, April 22, 2010.
BBC Monitoring Trans Caucasus Unit, "Three Revolutionary Guard Members Killed in Northwestern Iran," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Trans Caucasus Unit, April 22, 2010.