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Iranian official explains Zahak border clash with Taliban

Tehran, IRNA – Deputy interior minister for security affairs referring to intriguing moves made by Taliban border guards, including shooting at Iranian border guards, said that the alertness and good management of our forces ended the plot, but Taliban border guards should be briefed about borders’ limits and geography.

Seyyed Majid Mir-Ahmadi told IRNA on Sunday evening that a limited number of Afghanistan border guards in Zahak region between border posts number 56 and 57, disregarding their country’s border limits had begun provocative moves during the past couple of days.

“The Iranian border guards alertly and with high level management at the scene, prevented the escalation of the tension, and put an end to the dispute,” he added.

Mir-Ahmadi who is also the secretary of the National Security Council reiterated that unfortunately, today, too, in the same region Afghanistan’s border guards began provocative moves, such as shooting at our border guards, which led to Islamic Republic of Iran border guards’ shooting back at them.

He added that at 1:30 pm, which was about an hour after the beginning of the two sides’ armed clashes the dispute ended thanks to the management and full control of the Islamic Republic of Iran border guards.

The deputy interior minister for security affairs further stressed that the border guards of Afghanistan should be informed accurately about the geographical borders, and this point has been several times notified to Afghanistan's concerned officials, so that tension that is not favored by either side will be prevented in the future.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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