Incident Summary:

12/15/2010: On Wednesday morning at about 1030, in Chabahar, Tehran, Iran, an unknown militant detonated a suicide improvised explosive device close to an emergency car of the Red Crescent Society when people were gathering in front of the governor's office building. A total of 39 people were killed, while 50 others were wounded. The attack caused an unknown amount of property damage and Jundullah claimed responsibility for the attack. Eleven members of the Sunni militant group were hung as punishment for the attack; however, it was unclear if those executed were directly involved in the attack.

GTD ID:
201012150005

When:
2010-12-15

Country:
Iran

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tehran

City:
Tehran

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The targets of this attack were civilians.
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/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was 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
Additional Information One source reported that eight militants were arrested for involvement in the attack, while another stated that 11 militants of the Jundullah group were hung as punishment for the attack. However, it is not clear whether or not any of the eight members arrested were also among the militants that were hung.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jundallah (Iran) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 40 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Xinhua News Agency, "Suicide Attack in Southeastern Iran Kills 38 People," Xinhua News Agency, December 15, 2010, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-12/15/c_13650299.htm.
Xinhua News Agency, "Iran Arrests Eight Terrorists Related to Suicide Bomb Attack," Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2010, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-12/17/c_13653613.htm.
BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Iran Hangs 11 Jundullah Sunni Militants," BBC Monitoring Middle East, December 20, 2010, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12039745.