< html > The Associated Press
Bolivar Commercial
 LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 U.S.
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
 World
  Castro
  Mideast Crisis
  Iraq
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
  Sports Columns
  NASCAR
  Baseball
  College Hoops
  NBA
  NHL
  Tennis
  Golf
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Podcasts
 Blogs
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Archive Search
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 Today
 in History
 Corrections
Sep 20, 11:16 AM EDT

Iran detains 2 Sunni militants near Pakistan border


Interactives
Iran's power structure
Iran's recent political history
Depth of Field: Covering the Iran elections
Protesters in Iran challenge police
Iran elections
Iran's protests: Then and now
Latest Iran News
Italian navy ship docks in Iran

Kurdish separatists say their campaign in Iran will go on

Iranian general says American U2 spy plane warned away

Advocacy group demands release of 2 detained Iran reporters

Rouhani: Halt on flights over Syria would help radicals

PHOTO GALLERY
AP Photo

Latest Iran Photos

Latest News
Russia's Vladimir Putin again reshuffles his inner circle

Toddler rescued after spending 72 hours in Siberian woods

Russia holds separate joint war games with India, Pakistan

8 Russian firefighters die in Moscow fire

Top Democrats say they've concluded that Russia behind hacks

Putin: US campaign shows Russia's importance

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian media says the Revolutionary Guard has detained two Sunni militants near the border with Pakistan, where clashes erupted earlier this month.

The semi-official Fars news agency said Tuesday that the Guard seized weapons and ammunition, and defused two bombs that the militants had planned to detonate in crowded areas.

Earlier this month, the paramilitary Guard clashed with a nine-member cell of Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni militant group, in the same border region, killing four of them, including their leader.

Shiite-majority Iran has seen a rise in Sunni militancy in recent months, and in June authorities said they foiled one of the "biggest terrorist plots" ever hatched on Iranian soil.

Last month, Iran executed 20 convicted members of Sunni militant groups.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.