Another skirmish reported on the Tajik-Afghan border in Khatlon

10/08/2016 11:14
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, August 10, 2016, Asia-Plus – Tajik border guards have reportedly thwarted a group of armed drug traffickers attempting to illegally cross the Afghan-Tajik border in the area patrolled by one of frontier posts of the Shouroobod border unit.

According to the press service of the Main Border Guard Directorate at the State Committee for National Security (SCNS), Tajik border guards on a routine patrol spotted a group of armed drug traffickers numbering 4-5 people who were illegally crossing the border river in the Shohin (formerly Shouroobod) district Tuesday night. 

When border guards tried to detain the trespassers, the latter opened fire at them.  The border guards opened retaliatory fire and the trespassers were forced to return to the Afghan territory.

Five kilograms of heroin, firearms and bullets of different caliber were reportedly found on the spot.    

 

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