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Iranian forces, Taliban clash over Afghan 'border misunderstanding'

Iranian media denied reports that several Iranian border checkpoints fell to the Taliban on Wednesday.

Clashes between Iranian forces and Afghanistan’s Taliban fighters have ended, Iranian state news outlets reported on Wednesday, blaming a “border misunderstanding” for the incident. 

"The clashes ended and Iran is discussing the dispute over the border with the Taliban," Reuters quoted the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying. The Iranian news outlet also denied reports that the Taliban fighters had captured an Iranian border camp near Afghanistan’s Nimroz province.

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