The Mujahedeen e-Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for assassination of more than one thousand Iranian people 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. 134 of the Mujahid Journal, the group’s main press organ 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, during the so called “Second Phase of Armed Resistance” in 1982, the terrorist group has assassinated more than one thousand Iranian people.
After the defeat in the electoral processes (the Islamic Republic Referendum, the first round of presidential elections, the first round of parliamentary elections, the Assembly of Experts for Constitution’s election, and the constitutional Referendum), the Mujahedeen e-Khalq terrorist group chose armed struggle and entered the so called “Armed Phase of Resistance”.
This armed phase of struggle itself had two phases. The first phase began on 30 Persian date Khordad 1360 (June 20, 1981) and lasted until the summer of 1361 (June 1982). In this period, the MKO had put the assassination of authorities on the agenda in order for destabilization the Islamic government. The second phase of armed struggle began on June 1982 and lasted until the end of 1362 (March 1984). At this point, body of the system, including the IRGC forces, Basij volunteers, and revolutionary people, were targeted. The assassination of ‘over one thousand Iranian people’ was done in this phase.