Iran says 'US troops detained'

Semi-official news agency says seven soldiers held by guards while trying to enter country illegaly.

    The US soldiers were seized in Sistan-Baluchestan, a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan [GALLO/GETTY]

    Iranian border guards have detained seven US soldiers as they tried to illegally enter Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency reports.

    The report on Sunday gave no source for the information.

    "Recently seven American troops were detained by Iranian guards in a southeastern province of the country ... Two Iranians accompanying the troops were also arrested," Fars said.

    No other news agency reported the incident, which Fars said occurred in Sistan-Baluchestan, an impoverished province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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