An armed conflict with the use of heavy weapons broke out on the border of the two states.
In the Kong region of the Afghan province of Nimroz, clashes broke out between Taliban members and Iranian border guards. Taliban seized several Iranian checkpoints, reports Aamaj News.
As the newspaper notes, fierce battles with the use of light and heavy weapons are being waged on the site.
The Taliban also hijacked captured US Army SUVs HMMWV (Humvees).
Both sides called for reinforcements. The Taliban asked local residents to leave the area.
There are no data on the dead and wounded. Several Iranian border guards were captured.
The cause of the conflict is not yet clear.
The border conflict between Iran and Afghanistan intensified
Following clashes between Iranian border guards and the Taliban near Kong district of Nimroz province, sources say the Iranian side is using heavy weapons and most of Iran’s military forces have reached the border with Afghanistan.# آماج_نیوز pic.twitter.com/wFhOvhzYfO
– Talha ahmad (@talhaahmad967) December 1, 2021
Iranian artilery forces at border area with Afghanistan. Taliban local commanders say they entered the Iran border and captured two border check posts. pic.twitter.com/IhbRQKRGYI
– Tajuden Soroush (@TajudenSoroush) December 1, 2021
Sources affiliated with the Taliban posted a video showing 2 captured Iranian checkpoints.
At the moment both countries are pulling reinforcements. pic.twitter.com/72ddTRlMu4
— Jora (@TheScarmind) December 1, 2021
We add, in Afghanistan killed a women’s rights defender… The woman was identified by her clothes, as her body was too mutilated, and there were gunshot wounds on her face.
Recall that human rights activists have accused the Taliban in the killings of hundreds of former military – the Taliban are committing revenge killings.