1998 Iranian Diplomats Murder In Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°42′0″N 67°7′1.2″E / 36.70000°N 67.117000°E / 36.70000; 67.117000
|1998 Iranian diplomats assassination in Afghanistan|
|Location||Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan|
|Date||August 8, 1998 (UTC+4:30)|
|Attack type||mass murder, massacre, hostage-taking|
The 1998 Iranian diplomats assassination in Afghanistan refers to the siege of the Iranian consulate in Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan during the capture of Mazari Sharif by Taliban forces on August 8, 1998. Initially the death of 8 Iranian diplomats was reported, but later two other diplomats and a journalist were also confirmed dead. The killings of the diplomats had however been carried out by Sipah-e-Sahaba, a Pakistani Sunni group with close ties to the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence.
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