Iranian police killed in armed clash with drug smugglers
One police officer was killed in an armed clash with drug smuggling thugs in central Iran on Friday during with the band was smashed and 527 kilograms of narcotics were seized, said a police commander.
Isfahan Province Police Commander Abdolreza Aqakhani told IRNA that his forces also seized three Kalashnikov machine guns, three cars, and communication equipment from smugglers.
Two police officers were also wounded in the operation in desert city of Naein, he added.
Two smugglers were killed and five were arrested in the exchange of fire which lasted for several hours, said the commander.