Border post between Iran and Afghanistan closed due to tensions
Following a “dispute” between Iranian and Afghan border guards on Saturday, a border crossing was temporarily closed, Iranian media reported.
Tasnim news agency, close to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said that apparently the disagreement between the two sides arose when the Taliban wanted to build a road near the Dogharoon border post, but denied reports. state of clashes. Tasnim said Iranian forces and Taliban representatives were trying to defuse the situation.
However, the agency also said cargo at the Dogharoon crossing point had been moved to a safer distance as a precaution.
A video on social media shows an Iranian military vehicle seized by the Taliban as six Iranian border guards stand nearby. A local Taliban official confirmed the seizure, saying the vehicle entered Afghanistan, Tolo News in Kabul reported.
Some Afghan citizens have reported on social media that the reason for the border tension was an attempt by Iran to build two observation posts and a road.
There have been a few border incidents since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last year. An Iranian Foreign Ministry official said in January that the reason for an earlier incident of clashes between Iranian forces and the Taliban was the latter’s lack of professional conduct.