'Iranian al-Quds arms smuggler' held in Kandahar
24-Dec-2010 (one comment)

A member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite al-Quds force has been captured in southern Afghanistan accused of arms smuggling, says Nato.

He was detained last Saturday in southern Kandahar province, the current focus of Nato offensives.

The man was a "key Taliban weapons facilitator" who was involved in smuggling weapons from Iran to Afghanistan, said a Nato statement.

It is not the first time Iran has been accused of backing Afghan insurgents.

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Sargord Pirouz

That's BBC for ya

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A lot of redundant claims facilitated over this person being IRGC/QF but no details. Be interesting to see how this is handled.