The Mujahedeen e-Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of Hojatoleslam Mohammad Chavoshi, the political-ideological head of the IRI’s Navy.
According to Habilian Association database (Specialized Center of Research on the MKO's Crimes), the MKO terrorist group made the confession in No. 40 of the Journal of Muslim Student Associations’ Union Abroad, one of the group’s press organs during early years of the 80s.
At that issue, the journal's editors have collected some news about the MKO’s operations in Iran which had been published in Jomhouri-e Eslami (Islamic Republican) and Ettelaat, two official Iranian newspapers, during February and March 1982. The MKO’s journal has described these news as “some of the Iranian government’s confessions about Numerous Nationwide operations of the MKO”.
Among the news published in the newspaper that the MKO’s publication has referred to as a document for its bravely operations, one is about assassination of Hojatoleslam Mohammad Chavoshi, the political-ideological head of the IRI’s Navy. According to this news, on the morning of Sunday, March 7, 1982, Hojatoleslam Chavoshi was going to work by a Paykan automobile with a soldier when he was shot by 20 bullets of three gunmen riding another car. The news states that Hojatoleslam Chavoshi, who had been hit by 20 bullets, lost his life after 24 hours of surgery at hospital.