Days after the armed disputes between the Islamic Emirate and Iranian border guards, Kabul said that it does not want tensions with any side including neighbors.
On Saturday, the Islamic Emirate’s forces and the Iranian border guards engaged in fighting which left two Iranian military personnel killed, according to Iranian media. One member of the Islamic Emirate forces was also killed in the clash, said an Islamic Emirate official.
The Islamic Emirate’s deputy spokesman, Bilal Karimi, said that the two sides are discussing the issue.
“The stance and policy of the Islamic Emirate is in general that it doesn’t want tensions with any side particularly the neighboring countries and regarding this small dispute that happened at a local level between the two neighboring countries along the border, the officials of the two sides are in contact and any incidents that happen, they will find a solution,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Iranian Minister of Interior, Ahmad Wahidi, said that the fighting was not very severe.
“It was a small clash and was solved. There were negotiations with the Taliban side. We don’t have a problem now and the border is calm. The border is open for travel,” he said.
The analysts suggested that the conflicts between Afghanistan and Iran should not lead to a proxy war between the two countries.
“These problems of theirs should be solved via negotiations and diplomatic ways. Also, the Taliban side said that they do not let their neighbors be threatened from Afghan soil,” said Samar Sadaat, military analyst.
“The current government of Afghanistan should stop itself from fighting along the border with the neighboring countries including Iran. The issues should be solved via negotiations,” said Asadullah Nadi, military analyst.
Since the Islamic Emirate swept into power, there have been many clashes with Iran—although the two sides stressed negotiations to solve the issues.