The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of more than 10 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Sardasht, a city in and the capital of Sardasht County, West Azerbaijan Province, 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. 136 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.
According to the confession, on January 13, 1983, a unit of IRIG members who had been going from Sardasht, to Rabat, a city in the Central District of Sardasht County, was blasted by the booby trap planted by the MKO’s Peshmerga group. The news stated that as a result of that explosion, more than 10 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed and a significant number wounded.
Using booby traps, were among the common techniques of terror practiced by MKO’s Peshmerga groups during the early years of the 80s throughout Iranian Western provinces. MKO’s Peshmerga groups were formed after declaration of the so called Armed Phase of Resistance by the MKO, and its move to the Western provinces of Iran. 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.