Incident Summary:

02/02/2019: Assailants attacked the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Nik Shahr, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. One soldier was killed and five others were injured in the blast. Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sistan and Baluchestan

Nik Shahr

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jaish al-Adl Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Feb. 2," Xinhua General News Service, February 3, 2019.
"Iran: Sunni Militants Claim Responsibility For Attack On IRGC Base," Daily Independent (Nigeria), February 2, 2019.
"Afghanistan- Militants strike Iran's Revolutionary Guards' base, 1 killed," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), February 2, 2019.