Last updated: 11 October 2018



All known casualties

9,925 mine/unexploded remnants of war (ERW) casualties (2,823 killed; 7,095 injured; 7 unknown)

Casualties in 2017[1] 

Annual total



Increase from
63 in 2016

Survival outcome

17 killed; 62 injured; 5 survival unknown

Device type causing casualties

12 antivehicle mine; 56 unspecified mine types; 16 ERW

Civilian status

48 civilians; 21 deminers; 9 military; 6 unknown

Age and gender

Adult 70:
68 men; 2 women

Children 9:
0 girls; 9 boys

5 unknown


Casualties in 2017—details

Monitor data for the Islamic Republic of Iran for 2017 was compiled from media scanning and other sources, including the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)- Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) antivehicle mine database. As in in past years, it may not capture the full extent of casualties occurring during the year.

The Monitor identified a total of 9,925 casualties (2,823 killed; 7,095 injured; five unknown) from landmines and ERW in Iran between 1988 and 2017, based on updates to casualty information for previous years. As of 2006, the United Nations (UN) had reported that there had been approximately 10,000 casualties in Iran.[2] 

[1] Monitor media scanning for calendar year 2017; and GICHD-SIPRI antivehicle mine database provided by email from Ursign Hofmann, Policy Advisor, GICHD, 22 February 2018.

[2] “Information about Landmine Explosion Victims,” provided by Nahid Nafissi, Director, Iranian Mine Victim Resource Center, 25 August 2005; and UN, “2006 Portfolio of Mine Action Projects,” New York, 2007, p. 199.