________________________________________________________________________ Iranian resistance group claims Iran tried to attack its Baghdad HQ Copyright ) 1997 Nando.net Copyright ) 1997 Agence France-Presse BAGHDAD (December 19, 1997 11:36 a.m. EST http://www.nando.net) - The People's Mujahedeen, the mained armed Iranian opposition group, said Friday that its security officers thwarted an Iranian government attack on its Baghdad, Iraq, headquarters. "At 11 a.m. today, terrorists sent from Iran by the mullahs' regime attempted to fire ... rockets on our headquarters from a nearby hotel, but our security officers foiled the attempt," the Mujahedeen spokesman said in a statement. Mujahedeen chief Massoud Rajavi called for the Iraqi government "to arrest and prosecute" the attackers, the spokesman said, adding that they had left behind large quantities of weapons and ammunition. The attack was the 52nd operation since 1993 against the Mujahedeen in Iraq by agents of "the religious dictatorship ruling Iran," the group said. In October, Iranian aircraft bombed two Mujahedeen bases in Iraqi provinces bordering Iran, raids that Tehran said were defensive.
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