Incident Summary:

08/07/2015: Assailants attacked an army base in Marivan city, Kordestan province, Iran. At least 20 soldiers were killed in the incident. The Free and Democratic Society of Eastern Kurdistan (KODAR) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for military operations against the group, although officials questioned the veracity of this claim. Komala also claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Free Life Party.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Kani Dinar and Pishti Zrebar areas

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iran Army (IRIA)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Free and Democratic Society of Eastern Kurdistan (KODAR) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Komala Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Kurdistan Free Life Party No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
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
"20 Iranian troops killed by PKK affiliate: report," Anadolu Agency (AA), August 8, 2015.
"Those behind Marivan incidents will see consequences soon: Official," Iranian Government News (Plus Media Solutions Private Limited Publications), August 12, 2015.
"Dozens wounded in attacks on Iranian army bases in Kurdish Marivan-website," Bas News, August 7, 2015.