SHAFAQNA- Iranian authorities have detained three foreigners traveling through Iran under the suspicion they were planning to join the extremists Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq, a state-owned Tehran newspapers reported on Tuesday.
The report by the IRAN daily quoted Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli as saying Iranian border guards stopped several travelers en route to Iraq and had “three cases of arrests.”
Fazli, who spoke at a meeting of provincial governors along with Iran’s chief of police, said that Afghan and Pakistani nationals were arrested but did not provide a breakdown.
The report did not say when or where the arrests happened. Fazli’s remarks were a rare mention by an Iranian official of the possibility of Islamic State supporters being present in Iran.