Incident Summary:

03/11/2018: Assailants, including at least two suicide bombers, attacked an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) border post in Saravan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. At least four assailants were killed and two soldiers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Jaish al-Adl.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Baluchestan


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)
Specific Description Border Checkpoint
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
Explosives Vehicle
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle and an explosives-laden belt 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish al-Adl No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 40
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"IRGC: Militants Killed During Attacks In Southeastern Iran," Radio Free Europe, March 12, 2018.
"Four 'terrorists' killed in attack on Iran military checkpoint," Business Standard India, March 12, 2018.
"Iranian troops kill suicide attackers near Pakistan border - news agency," Reuters Africa, March 12, 2018.