Incident Summary:

10/10/2016: Assailants attacked Bayt al-Maqdis base in Golchidar, Kordestan, Iran. The assailants sustained an unknown number of casualties. The Kurdistan Free Life Party claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the deaths of the group's members.

GTD ID:
201610100041

When:
2016-10-10

Country:
Iran

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kordestan

City:
Golchidar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)
Specific Description Bayt al-Maqdis Base
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) and 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Free Life Party East Kurdistan Defense Units (YRK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"IRGC repels Kurdish militants' attack near border," Xinhua News Agency, October 11, 2016.
"Kurdish PJAK claims killed 32 Iranian forces in revenge attacks," MyInforms, October 14, 2016.
"Iran's IRGC Thwarts Attack By 'Anti-Revolution Rebels' in Kordestan Province," Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), October 10, 2016.