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On December 1, 2021, Iran's border forces and the Afghan Taliban clashed over a "border misunderstanding" near Afghanistan's Nimruz province.
Afghan media quoted the Taliban's deputy spokesman Bilal Karimi, who confirmed that the incident took place but declined to provide details.
Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that a dispute between border residents led to a shooting in the Sistan border area, adding that the situation was handled and ended in coordination with border control forces on both sides.
Jihadis in Syria celebrated the incident, claiming that the Taliban took control of two Iranian checkpoints.
Mujtahid Homs, a jihadi Twitter account covering the Syrian conflict, commented: "The Taliban has no interest in waging a war of armies against Iran at this time[;] and if Iran wished to do so, then the guerrilla war the Taliban [waged] against America is the solution to deter the impure Majus."
Al-Shimali Al-Hurr, a pro-Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channel, posted videos from Afghan media allegedly documenting Taliban fighters setting fire to two buildings belonging to Iran's border forces. He commented: "A military force affiliated with the Rafidite [i.e., Shi'ite] state, Iran tried to enter the territory of the state of Afghanistan, and the response was firm and quick from the men of the Islamic Emirate 'Taliban'[;] So they displaced the Rafidites, expelled them and set fire to two Iranian border headquarters, and the Rafidites withdrew and were humiliated."
HTS religious official 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Idrisi also shared a video of the incident, writing: "The Taliban takes over IRGC checkpoints after heavy clashes between them on the Afghan-Iranian border."