Afghanistan

Closure of Abrisham crossing with Iran creates obstacles for Afghans

Written by The Frontier Post

NIMROZ (TOLOnews): The closure of Abrisham border connecting the western province of Nimroz with Iran has created severe problems for the Afghan citizens.
Some of the Afghan citizens called on the local officials to solve the issue.
People with legal documents and visas say they have been stranded on the border for more than three days.
“It has been two days that I am waiting on the border to cross it. I have a visa and passport,” said Abdul Shokor, a resident of Herat.
“I have a residential visa for Iran. If they don’t allow me (to cross), it will expire,” said Ghulam Ali, a resident of Nimroz.
Meanwhile, some Afghans who have been deported from Iran complain over the mistreatment by Iranian border forces.
“The passengers are being disturbed and the passengers are facing a lot of problems,” said Noor Rahman, a deportee.
According to an official, the border was closed after the Iranian forces opened fire on an Afghan child.
“In recent days, in two separate events, Iranian border forces opened fire on two Afghan children, in which one child was killed and another one was wounded, and therefore, the Abrisham border is closed. We hope to reopen the border through talks,” said Mufti Habibullah Elham, head of the department of Information and Culture of Nimroz.
“Unfortunately, today, due to disputes between Iran and Afghanistan, the traders and our citizens are being harmed,” said Ahmad Javid Sedeqqi, a political analyst.
There have been many disputes along the Abrisham crossing over the past months, but this is the first time that the border was blocked by the Afghan side.

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