Iran arrests 7 Afghan border guards: police

October 18, 2010

TEHRAN – Iranian police have arrested seven Afghan border guards who had illegally crossed the border, border police chief Hossein Zolfaqari announced on Sunday.

“A couple of days ago, Iranian border guards spotted a suspicious vehicle which had entered 50 meters into Iran’s soil and after a shoot-out managed to arrest 6 low-ranking Afghan police officers and one Afghan soldier (who were in the vehicle),” Zolfaqari said.
The arrested Afghans have claimed they were on patrol and didn’t know that they had crossed the border, he explained.
The investigation in this regard is underway, he added.