Iran says border guards have clashed with Afghan Taliban


TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian border guards clashed Sunday with the Afghan Taliban, Iranian media reported, the most recent cross-border alternate for the reason that former insurgents seized energy in neighboring Afghanistan a 12 months in the past.

The official IRNA information company quoted Meisam Barazandeh, governor of the border nation of Hirmand in japanese Iran, as saying that the incident is beneath investigation. He didn’t present particulars in regards to the conflict or report any casualties.

There was no instant remark from the Taliban.

Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim information company, which is near Iran’s highly effective Revolutionary Guard, mentioned the Taliban opened hearth on homes on the japanese fringe of the county, within the space of Shoqalak, throughout the border from Afghanistan’s Nimruz province.

The report mentioned additionally that Taliban forces tried to lift the Taliban flag in an space that’s not a part of the territory of Afghanistan and that after the alternate, calm returned.

Clashes have repeatedly erupted between Iranian safety forces and Afghan Taliban forces in numerous spots alongside the border for the reason that Taliban takeover in Afghanistan final August. The exchanges of fireplace are sometimes over native points comparable to disputes over farmland, water or smuggling, and often finish shortly.

In a number of the worst clashes, final December, the Afghan Taliban seized a number of checkpoints on the Iranian aspect however quickly withdrew, and each side known as the incident a “misunderstanding.”

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