The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for 20 Iranian military forces in Bukan, a city in and the capital of Bukan County, West Azerbaijan 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 a news published in No. 132of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.
According to the confession, on December 13, 1982, a group of MKO’s Peshmerga stationed in Bukan raids a unit of IRGC in a village named Malador. The news stated that as a result of that attack, 20 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed and 20 wounded.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, since the beginning of its establishment in the early days after the revolution, has undertaken the responsibility for security and the fight against subversive and terrorist groups in the western provinces of Iran. The Mujahedeen-e Khalq organization was one of these groups that by entering to the armed phase, had transferred its main base to the western borders of Iran. There, the group founded mercenary groups named Peshmerga. The groups were included some indigenous peoples and Iraqi Kurdish mercenaries who played the role of operational forces, and MKO members who commanded the groups.