In the aftermath of reciprocal attacks between Iran and Pakistan, tensions flared on Saturday as clashes erupted between Pakistani border guards and the ruling Taliban along the Durand Line. The incident, occurring in Afghanistan's Kunar province, marked a new escalation following sporadic clashes over the past year, according to reports from TOLOnews, citing local sources.
The clash resulted in at least three fatalities and six injuries. Reports suggest that Pakistani forces, in violation of the border, engaged in conflict with the Taliban. The situation intensified as Pakistani forces employed artillery to shell Taliban positions in Kunar province.
This latest border skirmish underscores the ongoing volatility in the region and the delicate nature of border relations. The incident follows a series of tit-for-tat attacks in the broader geopolitical context, raising concerns about the stability of the border areas and the potential for further escalation. The situation is closely monitored amid regional tensions, and the international community remains watchful for any developments that may impact regional security.
(With Agency Inputs)