Two Iranian border guards and one Taliban fighter were killed in a shooting near the Iran-Afghanistan border. The incident escalated tensions between the two countries, which are already at odds over water rights.
The shooting took place in Nimroz province, Afghanistan. Iranian border guards opened fire on Afghan forces, who responded in kind. The violence left three people dead and several others injured.
The incident is the latest in a series of clashes between Iran and Afghanistan. The two countries have been at odds over water rights for years. Iran has accused Afghanistan of violating a 1973 treaty by restricting the flow of water from the Helmand River to Iran. The Taliban has denied the accusations.
The shooting is likely to further strain relations between Iran and Afghanistan. The two countries are already facing a number of challenges, including the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the COVID-19 pandemic. The shooting could make it more difficult for the two countries to cooperate on these issues.