A number of related incidents have taken place because the Taliban’s armed takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021.
Tehran, Iran – A border battle between the forces of Iran and Afghanistan’s Taliban has left one useless, in line with a neighborhood Afghan official.
Mawlawi Mohammad Ebrahim Hewad, the Islamic Emirate’s border commander within the province of Nimroz, was quoted by Afghanistan’s TOLOnews as saying that one Taliban soldier has died and one other has been wounded on Sunday.
He claimed Iranian forces started the combating that he mentioned occurred within the Kong district in Nimroz.
The Reuters information company additionally quoted a police official in Nimroz as saying a member if the Taliban forces had died.
Iran’s state-run IRNA didn’t touch upon the reported casualty, however mentioned the battle was began by Taliban forces.
Based on IRNA and the semiofficial Tasnim information outlet, combating started when Taliban forces entered Iranian soil in Hirmand, situated within the province of Sistan and Balochistan, and tried to boost their very own flag.
They mentioned Taliban forces have as soon as extra mistaken a wall that has been constructed to constrain smugglers, and doesn’t really characterize the border between the 2 international locations.
“With a unsuitable understanding of the borderline, Taliban forces think about the wall is the border between Iran and Afghanistan whereas it isn’t,” Tasnim mentioned. “Iranian border officers have tried to make them perceive this for the previous few months.”
A brief video circulating on Iranian social media on Sunday purportedly confirmed Iranian forces firing shells from the again of a truck within the border space.
The primary such publicised incident, which didn’t lead to any casualties, got here in December and was referred to as a “misunderstanding” by each international locations’ authorities.
Iran has but to formally recognise the Taliban as the federal government of Afghanistan, sustaining that its recognition would hinge on forming an “inclusive” administration.
The 2 have additionally been at odds over Iran’s water rights from the Helmand river, which the Taliban has but to grant regardless of recognising the precise.