Iran: We Detained 7 US Troops at Border

Report says they were trying to cross over
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2010 7:27 AM CDT
In this photo taken Feb. 4, 2010, a padlocked gate is seen at the al-Sheeb land crossing on the border with Iran, south of Baghdad, Iraq.   (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

(Newser) – Iran may have let one US hiker go, but a semi-official state media source says it's snagged 7 US troops who were attempting to illegally cross the border, Reuters reports. The Fars news agency today said, without citing a source, "Recently seven American troops were detained by Iranian guards in a southeastern province of the country ... Two Iranians accompanying the troops were also arrested."

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