Spokesperson and deputy minister of information and culture of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabiullah Mujahid said that Wednesday’s skirmish between the Taliban fighters and Iran’s border guards has been under control now.

Zabiullah Mujahid said that there was a local argument between the Taliban fighters and Iranian border guards in the Keng district of Western Nimroz province that have been resolved.

“There was a misunderstanding between the fighters of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and Iranian forces that have been directed to be resolved through negotiations.” Said Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement.

In the meantime, Iranian mainstream media have also reported that there was a misunderstanding at the border between Afghanistan and Iran that has been settled now.

As per the Iranian media, an Iranian former was shot at by unknown gunmen after he reportedly crossed a wall that is erected by Iran to prevent smuggling and trafficking.

The Taliban fighters misunderstood the wall as the official border between two countries.

Unverified reports say that Taliban fighters have captured a number of outposts in Iran and have entered the territory but IEA has not commented on the claim yet.

Iranian embassy in Kabul has also confirmed the issue to have been settled between Iran and Afghanistan.

It is worth mentioning that, the Taliban had assassinated Iranian diplomats in northern Balkh province during their first regime in the 90s.

The incident had overshadowed relations between the Taliban and Iran for years.

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