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Afghan Officials Deny Closure of Islam Qala’s Customs

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
Islam Qala crossing point in Herat province.

The Ministry of Finance denied claims that the Herat Province’s Islam Qala customs office had ceased functioning.

According to the officials, Media reports said their office had closed on Wednesday.

 “We reject the false reports published in this regard and want to mention that Islam Qala Customs of Herat works normally and provides the necessary services,” officials said.

This comes amid a border clash between Iranian security forces and the Taliban, which resulted in the deaths of two Iranian border guards and one member of the Taliban security force at the border crossing point.

Meanwhile, the incident resulted in several injuries due to the dispute over water rights between the two sides.

Yesterday, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC-AF), said: “Behind these issues are many of our enemies who want to turn this into a big issue, turn it into a conflict, turn it into a war, which will certainly not happen.”

The Taliban authorities also said they believed in peaceful co-existence between the two neighbouring countries and would like to resolve the issue via dialogue and negotiation.

Meanwhile, both sides claimed they were committed to the 1973 treaty over Helmand water rights.  

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