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Iran confiscates 30 horses and mules found carrying weapons

Iranian border guards have confiscated 30 horses and mules that were carrying weapons and ammunition, according to reports.

General Qassim Rezai said the unaccompanied animals and the consignment were seized in the north-west of the country, the semi-official Tasnim news agency said.

The mountainous remote area in north-west Iran is predominantly Kurdish and close to both Iraq and Turkey's borders.

It is the scene of occasional clashes between Iranian forces and militant Kurdish separatists and IS-linked fighters.

On Friday, Iran said its elite Revolutionary Guard had killed three terrorists, wounded four others and detained one in a clash in the area.

A Guard member was killed and another wounded in the clash.

AP

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