1998 Iranian Diplomats Murder in Afghanistan

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)
Target Iranian diplomats
Attack type mass murder, massacre, hostage-taking
Deaths 11
Perpetrators Taliban

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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