MKO claims responsibility for destroying an outpost, killing 31 soldiers in Urmia

The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for destroying a border post and killing of 31 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Anzal, a district in Urmia 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. 145 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.

According to the confession, on March 19, 1983, a KDP’s Peshmerga unit along with three operational units of the MKO invades a border post in Anzal District (Kahriz village) and destroys it. The news stated that as a result of that attack, 31 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed.

Invading outposts, were among the common techniques of terror practiced by terrorist groups especially the MKO during the early years of the 80s throughout Iranian Western provinces. There, the MKO in coalition with local terrorist groups and using mercenary units known as Peshmerga, was attempting to sabotage and terrorist operations.