The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for invading a border post and killing of more than 30 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Urmia, capital of 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. 154 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.
According to the confession, on May 24, 1983, some operational units of MKO in West Azerbaijan named Peshmarge invades a border post in the suburbs of Urmia named Khangah and destroys it. The news stated that as a result of that attack, “over 30” 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.