Afghan police kill Iranian guard

Another Iranian officer held in custody after men cross into Afghan territory.

    Afghan police said they were holding two of the three guards in custody [AP] 

    Iran's Press TV said on Thursday that the guards exchanged fire across the border, near the southwestern town of Kang, Nimroz province.

    The English-language channel said Afghan officials said they would hand over the body of the dead officer and release the guard.

    A joint committee from the two neighbours were to travel to the scene to investigate the incident, according to the report.

    Iran and Afghanistan share a long border in a volatile area, where Iranian security forces have often clashed with drug smugglers.



    SOURCE: Agencies


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