Incident Summary:

01/26/2019: Assailants opened fire on a police patrol vehicle in Bandar Imam Khomeini, Khuzestan, Iran. Two police officers were killed in the attack. The Arab Liberation of Al-Ahvaz claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bandar Imam Khomeini

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iranian National Police Force (INPF)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arab Liberation of Al-Ahvaz Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Iran says Arab separatists have killed 2 police," ABC News, January 27, 2019.
"Iran: gunmen shoot dead 2 soldiers," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), January 27, 2019.
"Al-Ahwaz claims responsibility for terror act in southwest Iran," Tehran Times, January 27, 2019.