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Pakistan Releases Detained Iranian Sailors

File Photo:A Pakistan Navy helicopter takes part in Pakistan Navy's Multinational Exercise AMAN-19, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Mehr news agency in Iran reported on Thursday June 6 that Pakistan has released 6 Iranian sailors who were detained in Pakistan.

The agency reported that the sailors have returned to Iran.

The sailors were arrested on the charges of illegal entry into Pakistan's waters. However, they claim they were in international waters when they were arrested.

According to Mehr news agency, this is the 4th group of Iranian sailors jailed in Pakistan during the past two years.

Pakistan had released 41 other Iranian sailors in three different occasions, reported the agency.