MKO claims responsibility for the assassination of a Commander in West Azerbaijan

The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of Commander of an outpost in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan, 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. 165 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.
According to the confession, on August 5, 1983, MKO agents in Kurdistan during an ambush operation in the Baneh-Sardasht road, destroy a car carrying the Revolutionary Guards, killing all 11 passengers. Based on this news, one of the passengers of this car was commander of a border post named Panyabrug, who has not been mentioned in his profile.
Ambush-style attack, were among the common techniques of terror practiced by MKO 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.



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