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Two Iranian soldiers detained in Farah

10 Jul 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: Local officials in western Farah province said Afghan

security forces have detained two Iranian soldiers who entered into Afghan soil.

Provincial governor’s spokesman, Faroq Barikzai, said these

soldiers along with a car and Dshk-machinegun have entered the Afghanistan soil

and were captured by the Afghan security forces.

However, it’s still not clear that why the Iranian military have

come into Afghanistan, Barakzai said the issue is under serious investigation.

Farah is one of the insecure provinces in western

Afghanistan, where the Taliban rebels are openly activated and carry out

subversive acts against the government.

The province has neighboring border with Iran, and is

surrounded by Herat, Nimruz, Ghor and Helmand provinces.

This is as the Afghan and US officials have repeatedly

accused Iran of supporting and feeding the Taliban militants in


Farah’s former governor, Arif Shah Jahan, on June last year

said Iran supports the Taliban fighters in this province, and militarily train the

militants inside Iranian soil in the borderline of Farah.

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