A look at terrorist attacks and casualty figures in Iran in seven months


A look at acts of terror in Iran in the past seven months shows that the southeastern border region has seen the biggest number of terrorist attacks against police and civilians.

A deadly attack by armed bandits on Iranian border guards in the southeast left eight of them martyred. The bloody attack prompted Khabaronline, a news website, to take a look back at acts of terror in Iran in the past seven months.

The following is a list of terror attacks and their casualty figures the website posted online on April 7:

1. An attack on a border area in Chabahar, southeastern Iran, on April 6, 2015 left eight border guards killed.

2. An assault on police in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on April 2 left three police officers killed and another two wounded.

3. Two citizens in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan were fired upon on January 2. A Shiite teacher and a Sunni Basij volunteer lost their lives in the terrorist attack.

4. A deadly ambush against an IRGC [Islamic Revolution Guard Corps] patrol in a border area in the southeast on December 28, 2014 left three IRGC members killed.

5. A staff member of Iranshahr Governor’s Office was assassinated on October 12.

6. A mortar attack on a police station in the southeast on October 9 left three police officers martyred.

7. An attack against a police station in Saravan, in southeastern Iran, on September 9 left one soldier and two Basij volunteers martyred.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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