The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for destroying a border post and killing 13 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Baneh, a city and capital of Baneh County, Kurdistan Province, in Iran's western border, 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. 158 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.
According to the confession, on June 09, 1983, a group of MKO’s Peshmerga invaded a border post in Baneh named Kookhan and destroyed it. The news stated that as a result of that attack, 13 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.
From the beginning of its establishment in first days of the revolution, Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution has been responsible for establishing security and fighting with subversive and terrorist groups in the western provinces of Iran. Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) was one of those groups that in coalition with local terrorist groups and using mercenary units known as Peshmerga, was attempting to sabotage and terrorist operations during the early years of the 80s.