Today, Wednesday, the Afghan “Aamaj News” agency reported that clashes have erupted using heavy weapons on the border between Afghanistan and Iran between Taliban fighters and Iranian border guards.
The agency said that intense armed confrontations are taking place in Kang district, Nimroz province in northern Afghanistan, where the “Taliban” asked the local residents to leave their homes.
The agency added that the movement is currently dragging armored vehicles, including those left in Afghanistan by US forces, while both sides use light and heavy weapons, including artillery systems.
The agency quoted its sources as saying that the “Taliban” fighters took control of several checkpoints of the Iranian border guards. It also published videos that it said documented the clashes, while the causes of the conflict have not yet been determined.
Taliban border conflict with Iran; Dehriis checkpoint fell
Sources confirm that the Taliban have aggressively attacked Iranian border checkpoints on the Nimroz border, and that they have seized several other checkpoints, including the Dehriis border checkpoint belonging to Iranian border guards.# آماج_نیوزpic.twitter.com/dyMz9id9OK
– Aamaj News (ama aamajnews24) December 1, 2021
After the United States announced, on April 30, the start of the process of withdrawing US forces from the territory of Afghanistan, according to President Joe Biden’s plan, the “Taliban” militant movement launched a massive military campaign against the positions of the former government forces on multiple fronts in the country.
In recent months, the movement managed to extend its control over all border crossings, and on August 15, Taliban militants entered the capital, Kabul, where they took control of the presidential palace.
On the night of August 16, the “Taliban”, composed primarily of the Pashtun people, announced the end of the war in Afghanistan, and on September 7 announced the formation of the new government in the country, which included elements of the movement’s old guard.
Source: “Aamaj News” + agencies