Incident Summary:

07/20/2018: Assailants attacked an Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) base in Dari, Kordestan, Iran. In addition to an unknown number of assailant casualties, at least ten soldiers were killed and eight soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. The Kurdistan Free Life Party claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in response to the killing of Kurdistan Free Life Party members, including Iqbal Moradi in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)
Specific Description Base
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
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Free Life Party Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"10 Iran Revolutionary Guards killed in border clash," DAWN Group, July 22, 2018.
"Kurdish PJAK claims responsibility for killing 11 IRGC forces in Iran," Xinhua News Agency, July 21, 2018.
"Iranian Kurdish group claims deadly attack on Revolutionary Guards," BBC Monitoring, July 21, 2018.