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Iran detains seven US troops

Iran has detained seven US troops for illegally trying to enter the country from Pakistan, a media report said today.

world Updated: Sep 19, 2010 19:50 IST

Iran has detained seven US troops for illegally trying to enter the country from Pakistan, a media report said on Sunday.

The US soldiers and their two Iranian companions tried to enter the Islamic republic through the Koohak border crossing in Sistan-Baluchestan province, Xinhua reported citing media reports.

Iranian border guards arrested the soldiers, but their companions managed to escape.