Incident Summary:

04/17/2018: An explosive device detonated targeting a Iranian military vehicle near a police post and assailants opened fire on the soldiers in Mirjaveh, Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. At least three Iranian soldiers and three assailants were killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the attack. Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Baluchestan


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Zahedan district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Vehicle
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Additional Information The victims included soldiers, Vahid Hossein and Abdolfazl Gholampour. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish al-Adl Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Iran: Five killed in clashes with fighters near Pakistan border," Al Jazeera, April 18, 2018.
"Three Iranian Security Personnel Killedat Pakistan Border: Revolutionary Guards," Daily Balochistan Express, April 17, 2018.
"Three Iranian security personnel killed at Pakistan border," Gulf Times, April 17, 2018.