Ahmad Vahidi, Iran’s interior minister, asked the Taliban authorities to advise their security forces to maintain peace and security and avoid further border conflicts.
The Iranian Minister said on Wednesday that peace and security had been restored in the area following the recent incidents that occurred along the Iran-Afghanistan border, According to Tasnim News.
Vahidi blamed the Taliban forces for last week’s border clashes and claimed that the Iranian forces responded to them.
“The Afghans had begun shooting at the common border, and the Iranian forces naturally responded to the shots properly,” he said.
“We currently have direct interaction with Afghan rulers, and all misunderstandings and problems should be settled through dialogue and negotiation,” the interior minister concluded.
According to Iranian officials, during the border clashes with the Taliban that broke out last week, one Iranian border guard was killed, and two others were injured.
Meanwhile, the Afghan security forces claimed that one Taliban security force and two Iranian border guards were killed, and several others were injured during the skirmishes.
The incident occurred at the border crossing point between the southeastern province of Sistan and Balochistan and the Nimruz province of Afghanistan in areas around Sasouli, Hatam and Makaki villages.