In this image handled February 18, 2022 a Taliban flag (L) and an Iranian flag wave at the no point of Afghan-Iran border crossing bridge inZaranj The Taliban and Iran exchanged heavy shooting near the verge on May 27, 2023.
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The Taliban and Iran exchanged heavy shooting Saturday on the Islamic Republic’s border with Afghanistan, killing and wounding soldiers while greatly intensifying increasing stress in between the 2 nations amidst a conflict over water rights.
Iran’s state-run IRNA news firm priced estimate the nation’s deputy authorities chief,Gen Qassem Rezaei, implicating the Taliban of opening fire initially Saturday early morning on the border of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province and the Afghan province ofNimroz IRNA stated Iran caused “heavy casualties and serious damage.”
From the Taliban’s view, Afghan Interior Ministry representative Abdul Nafi Takor implicated Iran of shooting initially. Takor stated the firefight eliminated 2 individuals, one from each nation, and injured others. He explained the circumstance as now being under control.
IRNA, pricing estimate Iranian authorities, stated 2 border guards had actually been eliminated. However, that number might be greater. The semiofficial, English- language paper Tehran Times stated the battling eliminated 3 Iranian border guards. IRNA stated the Milak border crossing with Afghanistan, a significant trade path, was closed till additional notification over the gunfight.