Incident Summary:

05/12/2010: On Wednesday night at 0100, near Marivan, Kordestan, Iran, armed assailants fired upon a military post, killing 12 soldiers and wounding two others. Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Marivan, Kordestan, Iran.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iran Military
Specific Description Soldiers
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Twelve Soldiers Killed, Two Others Wounded in Armed Attack by PJAK near Marivan, Kordestan, Iran," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 06, 2010.
BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Kurdish Rebel Group Says it Killed 16 Iranian Soldiers - TV," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, May 12, 2010.
BBC Worldwide Monitoring, "Kurdish Rebel Group Says it Killed 16 Iranian Soldiers - TV," Factivia, BBC Worldwide Monitoring, May 12, 2010.