Iran detains 11 Kurdish separatists

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November 26, 2007 09:35

 
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Iranian security forces have detained 11 members of a small Kurdish separatist group the government claims was working with the country's principal Kurdish rebels, state television reported Monday. The government accused the group of attacking a police station, detonating explosives in a show of military power and carrying out propaganda for Iran's larger separatist movement - the PEJAK, or Free Life Party of Kurdistan - state TV quoted an Iranian Intelligence Ministry statement as saying. The state TV report said Iranian security forces handed the 11 Kurdish separatists over to the judiciary but did not indicate exactly when they were detained.

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