Afghanistan-Iran Nimroz crossing reopens day after border clashes
The border crossing connecting Afghanistan and Iran in southeastern Nimruz province has been reopened today, following its closure due to a clashes between the Taliban fighters and Iranian border guards.
The Director General of Transportation and Roads of Sistan and Baluchistan province, Ayoub Kord told IRNA that economic exchanges with Afghanistan at the Milak border terminal resumed on Sunday after a one-day suspension.
On Saturday, a confrontation erupted at around 10:00 a.m. between the border guards of Iran and the Taliban fighters, extending over several hours. Local sources reported that both sides employed a range of light and heavy weaponry during the conflict.
According to an IRNA, two Iranian border guards lost their lives, while the Taliban also confirmed the death of one of their members’ deaths during the clash.
Two senior Iranian military officials subsequently visited the Sistan and Baluchistan province, aiming to address the aftermath of the recent clash.
This clash between the Taliban’s fighters and Iranian guards is not an isolated incident, as such conflicts have emerged multiple times since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. However, yesterday’s conflict arose amidst tensions surrounding Helmand’s water rights between the two countries.