Iranian media reports killing of a border guard


NIMROZ (SW) – An Iranian border guard reportedly got killed in a skirmish with the Islamic Emirate forces on Afghanistan border, reported Iranian media.

Local sources in Nimroz told Salam Watandar that a clash took place yesterday evening between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and the Iranian border guards at the Milk border in the Nimroz province.

According to sources, the clash took place after Iranian border guards shot at an Afghan child who was collecting garbage.

Iranian media also reported that Mohammad Sayadi, one of the country’s border guards, was killed in the clash.

Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported that a number of Iranian border guards clashed with “armed miscreants” who were trying to invade Iran’s borders from Afghanistan yesterday evening, while monitoring the border strip, and that one soldier was killed.

Nimroz Director of Information and Culture Habibaullah Elham denies the clash, but admits that an Afghan child was wounded in a shooting by Iranian border guards yesterday and is currently being treated at a provincial hospital.

Recently, Iranian border guards shot dead three Afghan children collecting garbage on the Iran-Afghanistan border, killing one child and injuring two others.