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Iran, Taliban exchange heavy gunfire

11:42, Sunday, 28 May, 2023
Iran, Taliban exchange heavy gunfire

he Taliban and Iran exchanged heavy gunfire Saturday on the Islamic Republic's border with Afghanistan, killing and wounding troops while sharply escalating rising tensions between the two countries amid a dispute over water rights. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said the Taliban of opening fire first Saturday morning on the border of Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province and the Afghan province of Nimroz.
     The clash comes as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi earlier this month warned the Taliban not to violate Iran's water rights to the Helmand River. The Iran Meteorological Organization says that an estimated 97% of the country now faces some level of drought.

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