DATE=7/16/2000 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=IRAN/BOMB REACT (L-O) NUMBER=2-264463 BYLINE=LAURIE KASSMAN DATELINE=CAIRO CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: A spokesman for the Iranian guerrilla group, Mujahadeen Khalq, has claimed responsibility for mortar attacks on the Intelligence Ministry in Tehran. Correspondent Laurie Kassman has more from our Middle East Bureau. TEXT: Iran's official news agency has barely mentioned the mortar attack. A short report says only that residents in the northern part of the capital heard explosions Saturday. Foreign news reports from Tehran say electricity was briefly cut in the area. The Mujahadeen Khalq says it fired at least 20-mortar rounds at the Intelligence Ministry to represent 20- years of armed resistance. The group, which is based in Iraq, has launched sporadic attacks in an effort to oust the Islamic leadership in Tehran. A spokesman says the attack Saturday was also carried out to protest the police crackdown on a pro-democracy rally that was held last week to commemorate the first anniversary of the crackdown on a pro-democracy demonstration by Tehran University students. That demonstration last year ended in violent clashes when police raided campus dormitories. At least one- student was killed and hundreds more injured in two- days of rioting. It was the worst street violence since the Islamic Revolution toppled Shah Reza Pahlevi in 1979. Reformists were shocked last week when a court acquitted Tehran's former police chief and 17 policemen of assault charges in last year's attack on the student demonstrators. (SIGNED) NEB/LMK/ALW/RAE 16-Jul-2000 10:23 AM EDT (16-Jul-2000 1423 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .