Who had been behind assassination of Rajaei and Bahonar?

The 1981 assassination of then president Mohammad Ali Rajaei and former prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar was carried out by the anti-Iran Mojahedeen-e Khalgh terrorist Organization.


The two and several other officials had convened at the Tehran office of the Iranian prime minister in a meeting of Iran’s Supreme Defense Council when a bomb explosion ripped through the building.


Survivors recounted that an aide, identified as Massoud Kashmiri, had brought a briefcase into the conference room and then left.


Subsequent investigations revealed that Kashmiri was an MKO operative, who had infiltrated the then-prime minister’s office disguised as a state security official.

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