Pentagon denies reports of US troops being captured in Iran

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Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): United States has denied Tehran's claim that eight of its soldiers were detained on Iran's southeastern border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"Reports by state-run Iranian media that seven U.S. soldiers were detained after crossing into Iran are absolutely false. No American soldiers are missing," quoted Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell, as saying.

On Sunday, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported that Iranian border guards detained seven U.S. troops in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

However, Iran's press TV EA WorldView's Scott Lucas has claimed that the Iranian outlet that published the report was not Fars but Javan, which later retracted the story and apologized to its readers. (ANI)

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