MKO claims responsibility for invading two outposts, assassinating 22 soldiers in Kurdistan

The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for invading a border post and killing and wounding 22 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the North of Iranian Kurdistan, 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. 140 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.

According to the confession, on February 03, 1983, a group of MKO’s Peshmerga along with units of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Peshmerga, invade two border post in Hamam Lor, a village in the North of Iranian Kurdistan and destroy it by using of RPG-7 weapons. The news stated that as a result of that attack, 22 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed.

Invading outposts, 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.