Search AP News:
Jul 24, 12:12 PM EDT

Iran confiscates 30 horses, mules carrying weapons

Iran's power structure
Iran's recent political history
Depth of Field: Covering the Iran elections
Protesters in Iran challenge police
Iran elections
Iran's protests: Then and now
Latest Iran News
US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

Iran confiscates 30 horses, mules carrying weapons

Alcohol poisoning kills 3 in southern Iran, 48 hospitalized

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

Report: Iran inaugurates production line for missile

AP Photo

Latest Iran Photos

Latest News
Russia, China hold naval exercise in Baltic

Putin spokesman: No Kremlin order for Kushner-Gorkov talks

Europe concerned at impact of US energy sanctions on Russia

Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak ends his term

Moldova: lawmakers demand Russia withdraws its troops

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's border guards have confiscated 30 horses and mules that were carrying weapons and ammunition.

The Monday report quotes the border guards' chief, Gen. Qassim Rezai, as saying the unaccompanied animals and the consignment were confiscated in the northwest of the country. He did not elaborate.

The mountainous remote area in northwest Iran is predominantly Kurdish and close to both Iraq and Turkey's borders. It's the scene of occasional clashes between Iranian forces and militant Kurdish separatists and IS-linked fighters.

Earlier on Friday Iran said its elite Revolutionary Guard forces killed three terrorists, wounded four others and detained one in a clash there. A Guard member was killed and another wounded in the late Thursday clash.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.