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2022-June-30  15:25

Iran Asks Taliban to Clarify Aspects of Deadly Incident at Borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s foreign ministry urged the acting government in Afghanistan to clarify the aspects of the recent incident at the common borders which led to the killing of an Iranian border guard.

“Officials in Afghanistan’s acting (Taliban) government are expected to take serious action to clarify the aspects of the issue, punish the perpetrators, and take necessary measures to prevent similar incidents,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kan’ani said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Kan’ani, the dimensions of the tragic incident are being investigated by Iranian authorities and the results of the investigation will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

He also offered his condolences to the family of the slain border guard and all other Iranian border guards.

The Iranian border guard, identified as Mohammad Sayyad, was shot dead in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Tuesday night, when a gang of armed thugs entered the area from across the border.

The attackers fled the area immediately after the encounter, which occurred in the Milak area of the Hirmand county of Sistan and Balouchestan.

A report in Afghan media earlier on Wednesday claimed that the incident took place when members of the Taliban entered the Iranian territory, after two Afghan boys were allegedly held by Iranian border guards, resulting in clashes between the two sides.

Tehran has called for joint efforts with Kabul to secure the joint border areas amid intermittent clashes at Iran-Afghanistan border crossings in recent months.