While a website affiliated with Iran’s police command reported that an Iranian border guard had been killed by “miscreants” on the border with Afghanistan, the Afghan newspaper Hasht Sobh reported that the Taliban had killed him.
Yesterday evening, the news site of Faraja Martyrs (Disciplinary Command of the Islamic Republic) announced that “border guards of Sistan and Baluchestan province in the north of this province bordering Afghanistan in the last hours of today while monitoring the border strip with armed miscreants from the country “Afghanistan was trying to invade the country’s borders and, with its powerful presence, caused them to flee.”
The agency said a border guard named “Mohammad Sayad” was shot dead. Faraja stated that security is now fully established on the northern borders of Sistan and Baluchestan.
However, Afghanistan’s Hasht Sobh website quoted sources as saying that an Iranian border guard had been killed in a clash with the Taliban.
The media claimed that “the Taliban entered Iran on Tuesday, July 28, following the killing and wounding of two Afghan boys by Iranian border guards, and clashed with Iranian border guards for an hour.”
The media quoted sources as saying that an Iranian soldier named Mohammad Sayad had been killed in the clash.
Taliban forces have not yet responded to yesterday’s clashes on the border with Iran.
There have been several border clashes between Iran and Taliban forces in recent months. Iran says Taliban forces are unaware of international principles and border rights.