Afghanistan and Iran Border Tensions, Islam Qala Border Closes to Traffic

Kabul – Local sources in Herat province have confirmed that the Taliban have seized an Iranian military vehicle following tensions with Iranian border forces.

According to sources, tensions escalated between Iranian border guards and the Taliban at the Islam Qala border when Iranian forces intervened to stop a construction job by the Taliban along the border.

Taliban have seized a vehicle and weapon of the Iranian forces, the sources confirm.

Iranian forces are trying to retake the vehicle and weapons in the Taliban’s possession, but have not yet succeeded so.

After this tension, the Islam Qala border has been closed to traffic.

Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, this is the second time that the Taliban border forces and Iranian border forces fight each other.

Taliban and Iranian officials have not yet commented.