The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of 22 officers of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province of Iran, 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. 166 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.
According to the confession, during the first half of Mordad, the fifth month of the Iranian calendar, 1983, more than 22 officers of IRGC were killed as the result of MKO’s mining operations in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province of Iran.
Mining Operations 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.