The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of Head of the Political-Ideological Unit at Mahabad’s 3rd Brigade in 1983.
According to Habilian Association database (Specialized Center of Research on the MKO's Crimes), the MKO terrorist group has made the confession in a news published in No. 164 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.
According to the confession, on August 6, 1983, MKO agents in Kurdistan assassinates and kills Seyyed Yahya Mirzaei, Head of the Political-Ideological Unit at Battalion 167 of Mahabad’s 3rd Brigade through an ambush-style attack. The news states that at the result of the attack five more members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed.
Ambush-style attack, were among the common techniques of terror practiced by MKO during the early years of the 80s throughout Iranian Western provinces.
From the beginning of its establishment in first days of the revolution, Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution has been responsible for establishing security and fighting with subversive and terrorist groups in the western provinces of Iran. Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) was one of those groups that in coalition with local terrorist groups and using mercenary units known as Peshmerga, was attempting to sabotage and terrorist operations during the early years of the 80s.