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Iranian commander says border 'fully secure' after Taliban seizes key town

The Taliban has gained control of a border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran ahead of the pending US troop withdrawal.
Afghan security forces

The Taliban has taken control of a major Iran-Afghanistan border crossing, prompting a response from an Iranian commander. Iran and the Islamic fundamentalist movement have cordial relations ahead of the looming US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Taliban seized control of the northwest Afghani town of Islam Qala near the Iranian border, the BBC reported on Friday.

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