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Taliban, Iran Say Misunderstanding Sparked Brief Border Clashes

Taliban, Iran Say Misunderstanding Sparked Brief Border Clashes

From: VOA

Afghanistan’s Taliban and Iran confirmed Wednesday that clashes had broken out between the border security forces of the two countries, but neither side reported any casualties.

In a late-night statement, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said “a misunderstanding at the local level” triggered the conflict near the Afghan border province of Nimruz.

Mujahid said “the situation is now under control with the understanding of both sides.” He added that Taliban leaders have issued the “necessary instructions” to prevent such misunderstandings from happening again.

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