Incident Summary:

07/15/2010: On Thursday, in Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran, two suicide bombers, Mohammad Rigi and Abdolbasset Rigi, detonated suicide improvised explosive devices near the Grand Zahedan Shiite Mosque targeting a Revolutionary Guards gathering, killing 28 people including an unknown number of Revolutionary Guards and injuring over 300 others who were worshipping at the mosque. The mosque sustained an unknown amount of property damage and many nearby shops sustained extensive property damage from the blasts as well. The Sunni Muslim rebel group Jundullah claimed responsibility telling Al Arabiya television in an email it carried out the attacks in retaliation for Iran's execution in June of the group's leader, Abdolmalek Rigi.

GTD ID:
201007150005

When:
2010-07-15

Country:
Iran

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Balochistan

City:
Zahedan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Revolutionary Guards
Specific Description The Iranian Revolutionary Guards
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two suicide bombers using improvised explosive devices were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Jundallah (Iran) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 301 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 301
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"BBC Monitoring Middle East, "US Main Cause of Bombings in South East Iran - Speaker," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, July 18, 2010."
"Agence France Presse, "Ahmadinejad Accuses US Forces for Bombings in Iran," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, July 18, 2010."
"Parisa Hafezi, "Jundollah Bombs Kill 28 in Iran, Guards Among Dead," Reuters, July 16, 2010, http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE66F1EB.htm."