Iran, Taliban to Form Joint Committee to Prevent Border Clashes


Representatives of the Iranian and Taliban government held a meeting in the Hirmand region after border clashes on July 31.

Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s special representative for Afghanistan, said that Ministry of Defense of the Taliban has called on the group’s forces stationed at the border and advised them to avoid conflict.

Kazemi also stressed that a joint committee will be formed to prevent such clashes in the future.

On Sunday, Taliban forces and Iranian border guards have clashed in Darwish area of Kang district of Nimroz province, too.

Local sources told Afghanistan International that two members of the Taliban were killed in the border clash on July 31.

The border commander of the Taliban confirmed the death of one of his men, but the governor of Hirmand city in Iran's Sistan and Balochistan province said that the conflict between the Iranian border guards and the Taliban in Nimroz ended without casualties.

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