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Iran Announces Casualties of Clashes with Taliban

Sat 27 May 2023 | 10:37 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Three members of the Iranian border guards were killed following clashes with Taliban forces near the Sasoli border center in the Zabol area, which borders Afghanistan, last week. Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reported that three of its border guards were killed during the clash with the Taliban last week.

It should be noted that as a result of the attack on the border guards last week, the commander of the Sasoli border center was killed.

According to the agency, Taliban forces began firing at the Sasoli border center in the Zabol area this morning, which resulted in the killing of two Iranian border guards and injuring other citizens.

The agency stated that the Iranian border guards responded to the attack, but no information has been released about any casualties among the Taliban forces.

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister, Brigadier General Reza Radan, has demanded that the Taliban be held responsible for its actions and has instructed the border guards to respond firmly to these attacks and protect the country's borders.

Earlier, the Iranian Border Guards in Sistan and Baluchestan province confirmed that clashes had occurred with Taliban forces, resulting in the killing of a number of militants after an attempted invasion of Iranian territory.

The Iranian Border Guards explained that "the clash occurred due to an attempt by unknown gunmen to enter Iranian territory, which resulted in an exchange of fire between the two parties and significant losses among the militants."