Taliban Confirms Cessation of Fighting on Afghan-Iranian Border

On Wednesday, the Taliban confirmed a cessation of armed clashes on the Afghan-Iranian border between the Taliban and Iranian border guards, Afghan TV channel Tolo News reported.

The media referred to the second deputy minister of information and culture in the interim cabinet of the country, Bilal Karimi.

Intense fighting took place in Kang County in the western Afghan province of Nimroz in the afternoon, he said. At the same time, the representative of the radicals did not indicate the reasons for the conflict. Earlier, Afghan media reported that armed clashes on the border began around 17:30 local time.

As a result of battles with the use of artillery, among other things, the Taliban, according to the Afghan media, have established control over several Iranian checkpoints, in particular Dkheris, Dost Mohammad, and Bala-e Siyah Chashman.

In turn, the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Said Khatibzadeh informed that border clashes stopped due to contacts between the two sides.

According to the Iranian side, the Taliban opened fire on farmers from Iran, mistakenly believing that they had crossed the borderline. Tehran also denied information about the seizure of Iranian checkpoints by the radicals.

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