The Mujahedeen e-Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of an IRGC commander in Shaft, the capital of Shaft County, Gilan Province, in 1982.
According to Habilian Association database (Specialized Center of Research on the MKO's Crimes), the MKO terrorist group has made the confession in No. 61 of the Journal of Muslim Student Associations’ Union Abroad, one of the group’s press organs during early years of the 80s.
According to this news that the MKO’s publication has referred to it as a document for its bravely operations, on October 7, 1982, Mohammad Aziz Riazi, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in Shaft, along with four other members of Shaft’s IRGC were traveling to Fuman, another city in Gilan, by a Land Rover car where they were invaded by a team of MKO. The news states that in the attack, Riazi was killed and his companions were injured.