Al-Qaeda-linked group kills Iranian soldier
An Iranian official says an al-Qaeda-affiliated group has killed one of five Iranian soldiers it recently kidnapped.


Ali Asghar Mirshekari, a deputy provincial governor for security affairs in Sistan-Baluchestan, was quoted Monday by the official IRNA news agency as saying that the only officer among the captives was killed. The other 4 were conscripts doing their 2-year compulsory military service. (AP)