April 2006 Iran–Iraq cross-border raids
|April 2006 Iran-Iraq cross-border raids|
|Part of Iran–PJAK conflict|
|Iran Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran||Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK)|
|Casualties and losses|
|24 killed (PJAK claim)|
April 2006 Iran–Iraq cross-border raids were three military cross-border attacks on Iran-Iraqi Kurdistan border, in which PJAK claimed to had killed 24 members of Iranian security forces in early April, 2006. The raids were motivated as retaliation for the killing of 10 Kurds demonstrating in Maku by Iranian security forces. On April 10, 2006, seven PJAK members were arrested in Iran, on a suspicion that they had killed three Iranian security force personnel.
Since, the US news channel MSNBC claimed that the Iranian military begun bombardments of Kurdish villages in US-occupied Iraq along the Iranian border while claiming that their primary targets were PJAK militants. A number of civilians died.
- Tehran faces growing Kurdish opposition, James Brandon, The Washington Times, April 3, 2006
- The militant Kurds of Iran - Jane's Security News Archived October 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Trouble on the Iran-Iraq Border - Newsweek: World News - MSNBC.com". Msnbc.msn.com. September 13, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-10.[dead link]