Iran closes the Milak border crossing with Afghanistan, a serious commerce route, “till additional discover,” following an change of heavy gunfire between Iranian border guards and Taliban forces.
Ayoub Kord, the director of the division of roads and transport in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, stated on Saturday financial exchanges by way of the crossing could be suspended because of the lethal combating.
On Saturday, the Taliban opened hearth on the Iranian aspect on the Sasouli border put up, selling the Iranian forces to reply, IRNA reported.
Two Iranian border guards misplaced their lives within the clashes, which inflicted heavy harm on the Taliban, in response to the officers.
Tensions have been on the rise between Tehran and Kabul over Afghanistan’s violations of a 1973 treaty on sharing water from Helmand River with Iran.