Iran said Tuesday it had detained two suspected al-Qaida members who entered the country illegally from Iraq, state television reported.
"Two suspected al-Qaida operatives were arrested after entering Ilam province from Iraq," the television reported, adding that they were being interrogated.
Iran says it has made a significant contribution to the global campaign against terrorism by detaining agents of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, but the United States accuses the Teheran government of harboring al-Qaida fugitives.
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