Iran: Enemies of the Clergy

The mullahs confront an emboldened breed of Islamic leftists

In the turmoil of revolutionary Iran, the force that the mullahs fear the most is a tough, aggressive and shrewd group of Islamic urban guerrillas known as the Mujahedine Khalq. Last week the government charged that one of the guerrillas —a 23-year-old science student named Mohammed Reza Kolahi—had rigged the two bombs that exploded on June 28 in the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party and had then disappeared after the blast.

Iran claimed that 74 victims died, but TIME has learned from sources...

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