TEHRAN, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Police have killed 10 drugs smugglers in clashes in eastern Iran and seized more than 1,000 kgs of narcotics in the past three days, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.
It quoted the head of police in Khorasan Razavi province, which borders Afghanistan, Hamid Fahimirad, as saying the clashes happened around the town of Taybad.
Iran’s eastern border with Afghanistan and Pakistan is a busy smuggling route for drugs and other contraband. Security forces often clash with smugglers in the area. (Reporting by Hossein Jaseb; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Louise Ireland)