Iranian militant killed in Kut gun battle
Iraqi security sources killed an Iranian man on Thursday and arrested another after an armed struggle in Kut, south-east of Baghdad, a security source said, reported dpa.
The two men held Iranian nationalities, and were believed to have been in Iraq to conduct terrorist attacks, General Aziz Latif al- Emarah told the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.
Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) confiscated four machine guns from th two men. Kut is located some 180 kilometres south-east of Baghdad.
Investigations with the detainee are still underway, the ISF said.
Iraqi border guards have reportedly arrested four members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard in the past week.
The US accuses Iran of providing weapons and assistance to Shiite militias in southern Iraq.