19 armed Iranian agents arrested in Iraq

Iran Focus: Baghdad, Oct. 6 – Nineteen armed agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) were detained by Iraqi security forces, Iraqi security officials said. The gunmen were arrested in the Iraqi province of Babil carrying large quantities of illegal drugs.
The 19 men were part of a group of 26 people who had illegally crossed the Iranian border into Iraq during the Shiite religious festivities marking the birthday of the twelfth Shiite imam ... Iran Focus

Baghdad, Oct. 6 – Nineteen armed agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) were detained by Iraqi security forces, Iraqi security officials said. The gunmen were arrested in the Iraqi province of Babil carrying large quantities of illegal drugs.

The 19 men were part of a group of 26 people who had illegally crossed the Iranian border into Iraq during the Shiite religious festivities marking the birthday of the twelfth Shiite imam, the messianic Mahdi.

Iraqi officials said the anti-narcotics section of the Iraqi National Guard arrested the men after receiving tips from local residents.